Seriously, guys, to be a copyeditor, you probably have to have a masters degree in Where to Correctly Place A Comma.
So, I got to read over my copyedited manuscript (Shifting--September 2011/Walker Books) over the weekend (SQUEE!). And here's what I learned.
Always capitalize the T in T-shirt. (And my characters wear a LOT of T-shirts!)
What the freak are hyphens for? Because I know they can join a word divided by a line and all, but they join a whole heck of a lot more than that.
Commas are a complete MYSTERY! I thought I knew where to put them. Thought I was pretty suave at commas! N. O. T. Now I am more confused than ever (hangs head).
Muttered and mumbled are definitely NOT the same thing. Oops! My bad!
And, what I learned more than anything?
I LOVE MY MANUSCRIPT!!!
What is your punctuation faux pas?