Humans are creatures of habit; we don’t like change. As much as this is true, it doesn’t bode well for communications professionals to fight the system and refuse change. We have to be on top of our game at all times, and this includes our knowledge of AP style.

Here are a few recent changes to the Stylebook you should be aware of when writing your next press release:


The Oxford Comma is often the center of workplace banter, especially for those of us in the communications field. Why is that?

If you studied public relations in college like I did, the AP style of writing was likely driven into your head until you couldn’t think straight. All of my professors in the PR department knocked points off assignments if an Oxford comma was used...

With all of the closings due to last week's polar vortex, we have assisted clients with canceling events. It was during this process that the discussion came up of using one or two "l's" in the word cancelling.

We all know that the English language is unique and has many challenging word variations, but some of these variations are uniquely American. There are several are...

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