Wednesday, April 1, 2009
was reading an article from The New Yorker when I noticed all uses of the parentheses had a period inside the closing parentheses. Then while reading The Atlantic they always had it outside.
e.g., Here at The New Yorker (They are known for...well...pick a word.) we do things differently.
Over The Atlantic (I thought it was The MONTHLY Atlantic. Oh well).
I went back over The Atlantic article. More often the period was outside, but it wasn't consistent.
I'd go with the inside approach. It looks right to me. (Even when done this way.)
There could be a case for this using this method (a small closing phrase).
Posted 2009/04/01 at 19h08ET in Writing.