On typography

  • A note on the en dash

    Very manuscripts I edit contain dashes, such as en dashes (–), and if they do, they are usually unintentional or used incorrectly. Usually, authors just use the hyphen for everything, including the minus symbol. Only occasionally do I see correctly placed en dashes denoting ranges (e.g. 2–4, September – October). However, en dashes should be […]