How to Use Hyphens Correctly in Business Grammar
Hyphens are very complicated punctuation marks. I agree with Grammar Girl’s recommendation to check a dictionary and style guide when possible to ensure you're using the right type of dash. When it’s not, fall back on this baseline rule:
Hyphenate compound adjectives when they come before a noun, and don’t hyphenate them when they come after a noun.
Louise illustrated this rule nicely:
Louise, thanks so much for breaking your complaint-free pledge to clarify this! I say you should gouge that little hyphen into your bracelet, and wear it proudly!