User talk:BreakfastJr

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Good job at the recent copy editing![edit]

Hey BreakfastJr, I stumbled across one of your recent copy edits, and took a look at the rest of your contributions, and I would like to say: Excellent Job! We always need more editors to make careful and conscientious small changes to the project. Were you aware we have a community supporting such small changes at Wikipedia:WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors. WikiProjects are how we coordinate various activities across Wikipedia, and the Guild of Copy Editors is quite active in improving the language across Wikipedia! I hope you get a chance to participate with them, and happy editing! Sadads (talk) 04:40, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the gratitude and also for the advice. I've joined the Guild, and hope to help gradually polish this information behemoth. BreakfastJr (talk) 15:00, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For all the small copyedits you have done as a new user! Keep it up! Sadads (talk) 04:41, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

Real quotes[edit]

Dear BreakfastJr, I am puzzled that you altered the genuine quotes (‘ ’, “ ”) in Ethisphere Institute to computer-style quotes (' ', " ")(under the description “cosmetic changes”). Are you following some guidelines here, or is this your personal preference? I certainly prefer genuine quotes, which look a lot better to me, especially in the serif fonts I prefer. PJTraill (talk) 22:28, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Hi PJTraill
Firstly, thank you for asking instead of reverting.
Yes, I was following MOS:QUOTEMARKS in the Manual of Style. It recommends straight quotes be used rather than curly quotes in all cases, for several reasons. In addition, the fact that it's recommended in all cases means that use of it is then even more advisable since it increases consistency within and between articles. For example, the first version of the Ethisphere Institute article itself (thank you for making that, by the way) had one instance of a straight rather than curly apostrophe, for "McDonald's".
So I generally change all curly quotes to straight quotes whenever I come across them, to increase consistency across Wikipedia.
Thanks for making that article and for asking rather than reverting my nit-picky change :D
BreakfastJr (talk) 01:08, 6 June 2014 (UTC)
I'm not sure how to adapt " " from “ ” on my computer! Eruditer (talk) 05:37, 14 June 2014 (UTC)