Em dashes are a special type of dash that is often overlooked, its similar to a comma. You should leave these as is. I believe Sarah provided a more detailed explanation earlier this year and perhaps someone can repost. I've not got my archive here so I can't.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Estelnalissi" <airadil@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 9:56 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] m dash
I think I'm validating my book in microsoft word. When listening to jaws read, has anyone noticed him saying m dash? I'm guessing the scanner had trouble identifying a punctuation mark, but I'm not sure if I should replace it with a single dash or if m dash is an altogether different mark. There are quite a few of these in the text.
Thank you for your ideas.
Always With Love,
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