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The Editing Podcast - Louise Harnby (fiction editor) and Denise Cowle (non-fiction editor) EPISODE 7
S3E7: How to use en dashes
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S3E7: How to use en dashes

Denise and Louise discuss en dashes, or en rules, and how to use them in fiction and non-fiction writing.

Listen to find out more about:

  • Parenthetical use
  • Indicating number spans
  • Placement in dialogue interrupted by narrative description
  • Linking in adjectival compounds
  • Showing faltering speech
  • Indicating a relationship/alternative
  • Profanity

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Denise and Louise

Music credit

‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.