Last week in this column, I talked about one of the common comma misperceptions that, on a recent copy-editing job, created a lot of frustrating busywork for me. (Those of you who read it can bill me for your therapy services.)
There’s a reason I discussed only one comma misperception: That’s all I could fit in the column. But the truth is there were several other comma errors that cropped up over and over again in the list of professionally written author biographies. And, because one week later I’m still seeing commas dance before me every time I close my eyes, I figured I’d tell you about another of the common comma errors.
Hopefully, you will benefit from hearing about it. I know I’ll benefit from talking about it.
Look at these two sentences. Jane Carson will discuss her newest book, “The Littlest Peach.” Tom Adams will discuss his book “Schnoz.”