Nerd Candy: How to punctuate dialog

A nifty guide to punctuating dialog. Clear, concise, and a bit cranky:

“There is NO space between the punctuation mark and the closing quote. There is a single space AFTER the closing quote. (According to current style guides, double-spaces ANYWHERE are merely a relic of old typesetting guidelines and should not be used.)”

But that’s exactly what I wanted: someone who would say “That? That thing you’re doing right there? That’s WRONG, my friend.”

>Dialog Punctuation.



Filed under Nerd Candy, Punctuation

2 responses to “Nerd Candy: How to punctuate dialog

  1. David Belson

    However, that sites gives examples using quotes from the “trash bags” episode of the A-Team, which makes it hard for me to take their recommendations seriously…

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