Made-Up Words

When a word is made up but it has a normal, regular English spelling, put a pair of quotes around it rather than using sic or verbatim to point it out as an error. ...She was just acting "obliviated." ...It had been "dramastically" reduced. The quotes act to signal that something is different about the word but do not point it out as an "error." Some of the words like this actually come to be accepted in the language as regular words. Happy punctuating! Margie