Karen's Korner

Tuesday, 18 January 2011 16:14 Karen Hunter
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One Space, Please!


Reading so many manuscripts, I often see this thing that while I have never been formerly told was an error, just knew that it was. I was asked by several authors if it's okay to put to spaces after a period before starting a new sentence and I always tell them not to do it and I always fix it when I see it. I didn't know why, other than it just didn't look right.

While it's not one of my biggest petpeeves, it does cost me some time and money (when I have to hire someone else to fix it).

Here's one writer who hates "two-spacers," as he calls them. He not only angrily talks about his displeasure with the offense, he also gives references for why it's a no-no.

Check it out.

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