Dashes—hyphens, en and em dashes—and how to use them.

If there’s one area of type usage that I continually find myself checking and double-checking, it’s the proper use of dashes. I can never seem to get this practice nailed down. Thankfully, Comma Queen Mary Norris has this down pat. Here she is—surrounded by her many books—breaking it down in simple terms for novices like me.

My favourite YouTube comment from this video: “I like to believe her voice is a little hoarse due to a career spent hollering at people over petty punctuation sins.”