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Of course! Glad I could help. I just popped back in to put em-dashes instead of the shorter dashes.
Hi Kirk, thanks for clarifying your position. I think if you changed the last paragraph to refer to other forms of "cheating," that would work. Something like, "By this precedent, poor, unethical, cheating behavior causes one to lose a whole season, and the financial reward that goes with it, or possibly an entire lifetime of seasons (lifetime ban). The culture - not only of bounty systems, but also PEDs and other forms of cheating - will quickly change because no one will want to risk getting slapped with such harsh penalties."
It's up to you, of course. Let me know if you want me to take a look at whatever you decide to change it to. Thanks!
What a freakin nitwit... Toradol?? Really?? Get a life.
It's been 9 days since you left a comment on my Bulletin Board, but I only just received a notification today. I apologize for the long wait! This concerns your question regarding italicizing quoted material and using quotation marks for emphasis.
Another copyeditor might share a different opinion, but here is what I have to say: Context alone can help readers differentiate between quoted text and emphatic text. For example, I knew that "higher-end deals" wasn't emphatic text because it's a full-on phrase and is more specific. Now if you wrote "higher-end" deals, I might have thought it was emphatic; it sounds far more sarcastic. To summarize, it has a lot to do with tone and specificity!
Explanation aside, italicizing quoted material is really a matter of style. If you think it would really benefit readers, feel free to do that. The downside, however, is that it can diminish the impact of italics if not used sparingly. I hope that helps!
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Wow! That's awesome!
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