Punctuation is so much more than the squiggly lines amongst words. Punctuation affects how words are read, and how sentences flow and sound. It is important for every writer in any setting (professional, personal, or academic) to understand that words are not everything. Particularly since technology mediates so much of our communication, it’s more often than not that people read what we have to say rather than hear it from us in person. Emails and text messages make up the bulk of communication in many settings, at work and at play.