Last May, I wrote a post about new and old AP Stylebook rules just days before the new 2016 edition was released. Somehow, seven months later, I still find myself proactively thinking about lowercasing the “i” in internet and the “w” in web. Who’s with me?
Change can be hard. However, when it comes to AP Style, we, as PR professionals, need to make sure we’re up to speed on the latest changes and implement them in our work on a consistent basis.
With that in mind, here are some additional new rules that weren’t covered in my previous post that you should note, if you haven’t already:
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And, if you have an idea for new AP Stylebook rule, the editors are accepting suggestions for the 2017 edition. You can submit them here. The editors will pick their favorite suggestion, and the winner will receive a free year’s subscription to AP Stylebook online.
The 2017 edition of the AP Stylebook is slated to publish in May, which gives us all another four months to master last year’s edition. Until then… happy proofreading!