If you use Microsoft Word or build web­sites and have never learned the ba­sics of ty­pog­ra­phy, I’d like you to check out Matthew Butterick’s Practical Typography . You’ll learn about things like mar­gins, punc­tu­a­tion, bold vs. ital­ics, fonts, and get spe­cific rec­om­men­da­tions for doc­u­ments like ré­sumés. Each sec­tion is short with prac­ti­cal rec­om­men­da­tions and ex­am­ples. Butterick does pre­sent these top­ics as rules, even when much of the sub­ject mat­ter is opin­ion. But that’s a good thing for be­gin­ners: you’ve got to learn the rules be­fore you can break them. Not in­ter­ested in ty­pog­ra­phy? At least check out his Typography in ten min­utes cheat sheet. Consider this an in­ter­ven­tion.