#WWoW! Author's Craft: Hyphenate Modifiers #AmEditing #AmWriting
Whenever you modify a noun with more than one word, you need a hyphen. Modifiers precede the noun and describe it in further detail.
You need to use a hyphen if you’re writing about a part-time waitress.
But you don’t need a hyphen if she's working part time.
Don't hyphenate modifiers that end in “ly.” These are okay on their own... so save it.
Your newly hired waitress doesn’t need that hyphen.