This all-in-one reference is a quick and easy way for book, magazine, online, academic, and business writers to look up
sticky punctuation questions for all styles including AP (Associated Press), MLA (Modern Language Association), APA
(American Psychological Association), and Chicago Manual of Style.
Punctuate with Confidence—No Matter the Style
Confused about punctuation? There’s a reason. Everywhere you turn, publications seem to follow different rules on
everything from possessive apostrophes to hyphens to serial commas. Then there are all the gray areas of
punctuation—situations the rule books gloss over or never mention at all. At last, help has arrived.
This complete reference guide from grammar columnist June Casagrande covers the basic rules of punctuation plus the
finer points not addressed anywhere else, offering clear answers to perplexing questions about semicolons, quotation
marks, periods, apostrophes, and more. Better yet, this is the only guide that uses handy icons to show how punctuation
rules differ for book, news, academic, and science styles—so you can boldly switch between essays, online newsletters,
reports, fiction, and magazine and news articles.
This handbook also features rulings from an expert “Punctuation Panel” so you can see how working pros approach sticky
situations. And the second half of the book features an alphabetical master list of commonly punctuated terms worth its
weight in gold, combining rulings from the major style guides and showing exactly where they differ. With The Best
Punctuation Book, Period, you’ll be able to handle any punctuation predicament in a flash—and with aplomb.