The truth of H. L. Mencken’s aphorism that “An egotist is a person of low taste-more interested in himself than in me.”
There is one rule for semi-colons. First, remove them all. Then insert into your Foreword “I, also, lived through a few English classes.” The effect for the reader will be the same but you’ll get points for honesty in the case of the latter.
People who argue about punctuation are looking for things to argue about.
Zimmerman, n. An indication that the person in question does not participate in the legal field.