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Punctuation Check

  • Remove extra spaces and end-of-paragraph returns

  • Remove spaces at beginning and end of paragraph

  • Remove extra tabs

  • Change straight quotes to curly quotes

Typesetting Punctuation

  • Ellipses

Change from ellipse character (... or ....) to typesetting standard ( . . . ) or ( . . . . ) depending on your preferred method of punctuation (some authors prefer to have an additional punctuation if it’s the end of a sentence.)

  • Hyphens and Dashes

Hyphens (-) are used in hyphenated words and phone numbers

En-dashes (–) are used between numbers or for a minus sign

Em-dashes (—) are used to indicate a sudden break or change of subject and at the beginning of an epigraph