1. Do not use a hyphen between words that can better be written as one word.
2. Do not spell out dates or other serial numbers. Write them in figures or in Roman notation, as may be appropriate (Exception: When they occur in dialogue, most dates and numbers are best spelled out).
3. Typographical usage dictates that the comma be inside the marks, though logically it often seems not to belong there.
* “The Clerks,” “Luke Havergal,” and “Ricard Cory” are in Robinson’s Children of the Night.
4. Scholarly usage (of title) prefers italics with capitalized initials… Omit initial A or The from titles when you place the possessive before them
* A Tale of Two Cities; Dickens’s Tale of Two Cities.