Ask the Editor: When and how do I use hyphens and dashes?

This is a column by Kira McFadden [jbox]Melissa Storm asks: This question is about my favorite punctuation mark—the dash. When is it okay to use? When is it overkill? Are there rules for using it as opposed to commas, parentheses, or colons?[/jbox] Kira answers: To begin, let me first say that the Chicago Manual of Style, either in … Continue reading Ask the Editor: When and how do I use hyphens and dashes?