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Hi! I’m Kathy Ide. In addition to being a published author, I’m a full-time professional freelance editor. For CAN, I’m blogging about tips for writers based on the manuscripts I edit.

Commas: Cities and States

Always use a comma between city and state, whether the state is spelled out or abbreviated or designated by the two-letter postal abbreviation. Use a comma after the state except when followed by the zip code. Examples:

Waukegan, Illinois, is not far from the Wisconsin border.

Phoenix, Ariz., is my hometown.

Fargo, N.D., is the location of my story.

Send the proposal to 123 First Avenue NE, Fullerton, CA 92821.

 

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About Kathy Ide

Kathy Ide, author of Proofreading Secrets of Best-Selling Authors, has written books, articles, short stories, devotionals, play scripts, and Sunday school curriculum. She has ghostwritten ten nonfiction books and a five-book novel series. Kathy is a full-time freelance editor/proofreader/mentor for new writers, established authors, and book publishers. She speaks at writers’ conferences across the country. Kathy is the founder and director of The Christian PEN: Proofreaders and Editors Network (www.TheChristianPEN.com) and the Christian Editor Connection (www.ChristianEditor.com). For more about Kathy, visit www.KathyIde.com or find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, or Pinterest.

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