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AP Style Basics

Always best to check a manual AP Style is one of the core pieces of knowledge any writer or editor should possess, especially if they work in news. Keeping a small guide of the most common parts of AP Style is essential. You’ll remember not to make a stylistic mistake and you can easily locate

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Working with Knuckleheads

I have been freelancing and working from home for five months. Of course, networking and other events provide great relief from the quiet. But I find that blocking my time works for me to ensure that I set aside time for important tasks. Be devoted and have the ability to concentrate and not get distracted.

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Get a fresh perspective

Having a fresh perspective is always beneficial for your writing. Even as a writer, marketing person or content creator, you need a fresh perspective. As an insider, you become entrenched in internal dialog and methods. “Fresh Eyes” also means no preconceived ideas or biases. It is reviewed from the reader’s viewpoint, and that’s the best

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No greater act.

Remember our soldiers and veterans all year, please. They serve so we can be free and live in a wonderful country.

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Irregardless – OUCH

Tip: Skipper knows – DON’T USE IT Just say regardless. Or use Irrespective: meaning to ignore, discount, not considering.Regardless of your opinion, we decided.All dogs are cute, irrespective of breed.

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Hyphens – don’t panic.

First, hyphens must not be used interchangeably with dashes. Hyphens are shorter and are used for specific purposes. Hyphens basically put words together to make a new compound. They are used when one word does not work on its own, and it pairs it with the next word for a single “word.” Hyphens Compound Adjectives Hyphenate two

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How to you Pronounce forte?

“Pronunciation is not my [for-tay]” … but I feel that I’ve heard that the correct pronunciation is “Confusing people is my [fort]” Summary: The confusion may come from ‘forte’ as used in music for strong or loud, which is definitely pronounced ‘for tay’ = /ˈfɔr teɪ/. In French, the same letters are pronounced ‘fort’ =

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Copyediting or Proofreading?

As you can see in the figure, copyediting is more involved and is a deeper look at content. It may involve changing sentences, moving sentences or paragraphs to a better location, and ensuring everything in the piece is true and necessary. If you don’t employ any type of editing after you have written something (or

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