[bksvol-discuss] Re: m dash

  • From: "Jake Brownell" <jabrown@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2005 22:02:47 -0500

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>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 9:56 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] m dash

Dear Volunteers,

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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