Punctuation Class Begins This Weekend

Just a reminder that I am beginning at 20-hour punctuation class this Saturday. It will finish before the CEU deadline in September and has been prequalified by NCRA for a full two CEUs.

The class meets on Saturday mornings from 8:30 to 10:30 Pacific time and/or Sunday afternoons from 3:30 to 5:30 Pacific time.

The advantage to this class is that it ties all the rules together in one comprehensive package. We will work on all the major marks of punctuation and will clarify those confusing dependent clauses.

This will be the last “long” class of the year. So please share this announcements with any and all of your friends. The seasoned veteran and the newbie and everyone in between can benefit from this class.

Here are a couple of comments from those who just finished the last class:

…I cannot express how saddened I am that the punctuation class is over.  I loved the grammar class, but I really fell for the punctuation class.  I hope that there will be many more to come.

…I just can’t say enough about how great these classes have been, and how useful they will be!

…Class just ended…  Feeling blue already… Again, best class ever!!!  Both the grammar and punctuation class!

Go to margieholdsclass.com for more information and registration. See you Saturday.

Happy punctuating!

Margie

Punctuation When Using Parens

Does the punctuation go inside or out? Is there a cap or not?

…A (Indicating.)
…A Right here (indicating).

The English rule: If the whole thought is inside the parens, the first word is capped, and the punctuation goes inside; if the thought inside the parens is part of a larger thought, there is no cap, and the punctuation goes outside.

This is not a rule specific to court reporting. It is a general rule of English.

Happy punctuating!

Margie