Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Writing Tip: Never put two spaces after your periods, period.

I was taught, as I am sure many of you were, to put two spaces after any punctuation mark. This rule arose during the days of manual typewriter. But in our digital age, this two-space rule is outdated and unnecessary. In fact, now such authoritative sources as the Modern Language Association (MLA) recommends against it. So stop putting two-spaces after your periods and free up some room in your grants.

Personal note: This is a freakin' hard habit to break! Three years after hearing about this "change", I still  regularly type two-spaces.

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