Hello Everyone,

I know this is likely a dumb question, but I recently had my story draft read by a family member, and they pointed out something that I thought I'd get a second opinion on.

In my work I use Italics at certain parts. But when I do the word after the italics looks like it has no space between it and the italicized portion. Like this. Now, I've read a number of docs with italicized portions like this and I still read it as two words, but this confused my family member and they highlighted it all like it was a grammatical mistake. Have any of you found this issue, and what have you done? Should I just ignore the point? Should I add a double space there, or try changing the font so maybe it looks better?

Thank you all for helping with my dumb questions. You are a very helpful community.