Tag Archive | ap style guide

What’s in a Style Guide

Did you know that editors use style guides when editing a piece of work. What they are editing and who they are editing for can both determine what style guide they will use. I use the Chicago Manual of Style – commonly used for fiction – and the AP (Associated Press) Style Guide – commonly used for news print and web news. Companies often create their own style guides so that all the copy that leaves a particular company looks the same and so the staff don’t throw things at each other over punctuation and grammar arguments. (Really, it could happen!)¬†arguing

Andrew Doty and Amy Lorenti will give you some inside poop on style guides, if really want to know.

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What is the Oxford Comma?

A bit of punctuation trivia for you writers out there.

Also – the Oxford (or serial) comma is taken from The Chicago Manual of Style, a style guide that fiction writers generally use for their writing vs the AP Style Guide, which is used for newspapers and web content.

What is the Oxford Comma?.

4 Copy Editors Killed In Ongoing AP Style, Chicago Manual Gang Violence | The Onion – Americas Finest News Source

A good midweek laugh.

4 Copy Editors Killed In Ongoing AP Style, Chicago Manual Gang Violence | The Onion – Americas Finest News Source.