Whether you're working on your resume, writing a report or sending an important email, proper grammar is incredibly important. I don't know about you, but when I read something with spelling and punctuation mistakes, it makes me doubt if the facts are correct. Attention to detail matters!
As communications manager for Beta Gamma Sigma, I get lots of writing, editing and proofreading questions. (And as a former journalist and professional copywriter and editor, I almost always have an answer.)
That said, there are some areas that still trip me up—and one of them is hyphenation
. I have to google phrases like "hand picked hyphenated" to double-check.
So I was excited to find this handy guide from Grammarly.com
that breaks down lots of hyphen-related rules with ample examples. If you find yourself struggling to figure out if a certain phrase or word should be hyphenated, check this out and you'll likely find the answer.
(If you want the quick version, this infographic
from vappingo.com outlines some basic hyphenation rules, simply explained with examples. Despite the poorly written introduction text, I think
the rules are all correct.)
Communications Manager, BGS