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How To Punctuate Titles in a Manuscript

Does this seem like a snore of a How-To post? If so, let me explain why I’m devoting a How-To Thursday to a subject so seemingly banal.

There are scores of resources on how to correctly punctuate the titles of books, songs, movies, newspapers, articles, and other works of art. Despite that, I often make title corrections in manuscripts. This tells me that while it’s easy to research, title punctuation still baffles a lot of writers.

So here is a quick and easy way to remember what gets put in italics and what goes between quotation marks. Continue reading “How To Punctuate Titles in a Manuscript”