Comma workshop


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Comma Queen, Series Première, με βασίλισσα του κόμματος την Μαίρη Νόρρις, επιμελήτρια ύλης του New Yorker. Πρώτο στη σειρά βιντεάκι. Θα παρακολουθήσω και τα υπόλοιπα.

Comma Queen: Possesed (March 27, 2015)

Comma Queen: Let's Get Restrictive (April 8, 2015)

Mad Dash
Comma Queen Mary Norris clarifies the difference between the hyphen (-), the en dash (–), and the em dash (—).

Mad Dash, The Sequel
Dickens doubled them, Dickinson juggled them. Everybody loves those crazy dashes. Here’s a primer on how to get the most out of your hyphen key.

The Semicolon; or Mastering the Giant Comma

Mary Norris began working at The New Yorker in 1978, and has been a query proofreader at the magazine since 1993. Her first book is “Between You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen” (Norton).
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For Want of a Comma, or... when the lack of a comma costs $10 million (ouch!)

A class-action lawsuit about overtime pay for truck drivers hinged entirely on a debate that has bitterly divided friends, families and foes: The dreaded — or totally necessary — Oxford comma, perhaps the most polarizing of punctuation marks.

What ensued in the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and in a 29-page court decision handed down on Monday, was an exercise in high-stakes grammar pedantry that could cost a dairy company in Portland, Me., an estimated $10 million.
(more at the NY Times)