AP Style: Learn It, Live It, Love It

Instructor:   KC Grammar Girl, Maria Fogliasso, Century Link

Wednesday, March 7th*:  5:30 – 7:30 PM <rescheduled from Feb. 22nd, in honor of Ash Wednesday>
Bizperc, 1800 Baltimore, 6th Floor, KC, MO
$30

With each project, writers can encounter dozens of grammatical nuances that don’t seem to have obvious answers—even with advanced knowledge based on years of professional experience. This is where the AP Stylebook comes in handy. It allows writers to focus on crafting a story without putting excess energy into researching questions related to writing style.

First published in 1953, the Associated Press Stylebook is considered “the journalist’s bible.” Reporters, editors and others use the AP Stylebook as a guide for grammar, punctuation, style and reporting practices. Although some publications use a different style guide, the AP Stylebook is considered a newspaper industry standard.

But with more than 5,000 entries, learning the basics of AP style can be a daunting task.

In this presentation, you will learn:

  • The history of AP style
  • Common writing mistakes
  • Tips to remember
  • Recent changes and new entries
  • Social media guidelines

Join us March 7th*:

5:30 – 6:00 pm Check-In; Networking
6:00 – 7:00 pm Class
7:00 – 7:30 pm Q&A; Networking

RSVP by:  March 5th
Note:  Class size is limited. First come, first served.

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