A Handy Guide to Punctuation Marks

Usually, I am rather confident about my grammar and spelling skills. But it seems, particularly as a bilingual writer, there is always – ALWAYS – something left for me to learn. And since I figure that I am not the only one:

Here is a simple example sentence by Noemi Tasarra-Twigg on freelancewritinggigs.com:

I had a sleepless night thanks to Susan Cain’s “Quiet”

Question: Where do you put the period? Inside or outside of the quotation marks?


Part of the answer seems to be: It depends on where you live.

Huh! Talking about being confused, being a German who learned British English at school but who targets an international market!

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Quotation Marks and Other Punctuation Marks

How do you manage your Bookmarks?

If you are anything like me, you like surfing the net, you read discussion forums on social media, you do your research – and you keep finding interesting articles worth reading, links to useful resources, tools, providers etc.

So you bookmark them in your browser, try to find some proper tag words etc., and you keep collecting links… and you tend to forget about them after a while. If you finally try to find one of your archived links… you have to search through hundreds (or more) of links, and it takes ages…

I have recently started to organize my links with Excel. If you design your template the right way and use simple filters, an Excel file is a great way to get (and keep) yourself organized.

So, as a little freebie, you can download my template via the link below.

Screencap Link Database

Example – Link Database

I am curious to hear your thoughts.