When to Use a Colon in AP Style

When to Use a Colon in AP Style

When to Use a Colon in AP Style When to Use a Colon in AP Style I used to feel pretty confident in my grasp of grammar and style rules, until my first encounter with Associated Press style (AP style) and its distinct guidelines. AP style is widely used in journalism...
AP Style: State Name Abbreviations

AP Style: State Name Abbreviations

AP Style: State Name Abbreviations The writers of most content creation companies usually write using a popular style guide (AP, APA, Chicago, MLA) mixed with a house style. At BKA, we prefer AP style, which is a standard in journalism. Although the rules seem to...
AP Style: How to Use Ellipses

AP Style: How to Use Ellipses

One of the more commonly misused and overused punctuation marks is the ellipsis. I’ve encountered far too many maddening late-night emails literally dotted with ellipses signifying either incoherent thought or implied mischief. Another writing pet peeve is the...
How to Use Formal Titles in AP Style

How to Use Formal Titles in AP Style

I’ve learned, especially when writing about living persons, that formal titles are a big deal. If you fail to properly capitalize an individual’s formal title, that person may perceive it as an insult. You may also run into people insisting that you capitalize job...

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