Tag Archives: AP Style

Inching Toward Chicago Style

I’ve been thinking about style guides a lot lately, as an AP Style addict and former newspaper editor. My first piece on style is here, if you’re interested. As a fiction writer, I really should convert to Chicago Style, which … Continue reading

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Editing and the Chicago Manual of Style

I recently finished line editing a novel for a writer friend of mine. It was so exciting to work on her story in a professional capacity. And it gave me a reason to do something that was long overdue: buy … Continue reading

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AP Announces a (Shocking!) Style Update

I just ran across this Huffington Post story about recent changes to the AP Stylebook, “the journalist’s bible,” and it feels like the black-and-white world has tilted a bit. As of this past weekend, there’s no longer a dash in … Continue reading

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