When I’m reading, whether I’m beta reading or just going through something for leisure, I see a lot of the same mistakes time and again. I thought to help out, I’d list a few of the more common rules I see people having trouble with.
These rules are for English because that’s the only language I speak. Please understand that this is American English. The rules may differ slightly if you're using British English. When editing, I use the Chicago Manual of Style, which is the resource the publishing industry uses most often. If you don’t agree with the rules and want to do something else, that’s your prerogative. The hubby still refuses to put only one space at the end of a sentence. However, when I beta read for you, this is what I will use. I’m most familiar with Skyrim and Elder Scrolls Online, so most of my references in this article involve those games.
I will be adding to these rules from time to time, so be sure