You might know the basics of Associated Press style, but now it's time to dig deeper, because mastery of the AP Stylebook is essential for anyone writing newspaper and magazine copy, press releases, newsletters and web copy.
Words matter. I’ll say it again. Words matter. We have seen what 2020 has done to the news cycle, spurring stories on everything from a global pandemic to the recent protests and unrest on race relations. Every reputable news story has one thing in common: AP style.
With language being as fluid as it is, you can’t rely on the tattered old copy of the AP Stylebook from eight years ago, let alone four years ago. You need the most up-to-date information available. Without it, you run the risk of your messaging standing out for all the wrong reasons.
What do you do? You gather your team and join Grammar Girl as she leads us through her advanced course on AP style.
In this jam-packed and informative session, you’ll discover:
- How to use hyphens and dashes properly.
- How to handle terms that relate to race and gender.
- How to write about crime.
- How to write about homelessness and climate change.
- How to write dates.
- What to do when quotations don't match AP style.
- And more.
You should attend if you spend at least a quarter of your time in any of these areas:
- Brand journalism.
- Content marketing.
- Crisis communications.
- Executive communication.
- Public relations.
- Social media.
- Writing and editing.
- Community relations.
Don't miss this fabulous opportunity! Learn valuable writing skills during my Guide to Advanced AP Style webinar from 2-3:30 p.m. Eastern time on Aug. 19, 2021.
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