Many organizations use the AP Stylebook as their default in-house style manual, but writing in AP style doesn’t come naturally to most writers and there is much to learn. This workshop presents the points that are most relevant in business, organized for easier retention. The accompanying handout is an invaluable quick reference back on the job.
It’s typically held in 3 sessions of 2 hours each, but times and subject matter may be modified to some extent to suit your company’s specific needs.
- AP’s recommended alternate references
- Rules you may not like
- Corporate and organizational terms
- Geographical references & state names
- Acronyms vs. abbreviations
- Formatting proper names
- Preferred spellings
- Technical terms
- Hyphenates, compound, or two words
- Everyday usage
Textbook: The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law, published by the Associated Press, New York, current edition.
Handout: AP Style for Business Writers Quick Reference by Karen Wormald.
Contact Karen if you’d like to schedule an in-house workshop.