Got Professionalism?

whether people want to admit it or not everyone struggles with the details of the English language.

The AP style guide helps writers, journalists, students, and everyday people to write in a professional manner.

some major areas the AP style guide helps with are

  • Numbers (for example the correct way to write numbers 1-9 are to spell them out, one, two, three…and the rest can be written numerically.)

  • Abbreviations( dates, times, degrees, states)

  • Punctuation(where and when to use apostrophes, commas, colons, capital letters and so on.

  • Titles( books, movies, plays, poems, months, seasons, newspapers, magazines)

  • Addresses( whether to abbreviate street names and states)

Those are just a few of the many uses of the AP style guide. Below is a Youtube to help you  out a little more

For a PR writer the guide is essential.  Professionalism in any career is key, but especially in PR because you are dealing with the public.

Not only is your reputation at stake, but also the reputation of the person or company you are representing.


The AP style guide is so important to landing a job.  Employers want employees who not only know what they are doing, but can do it well.  If you can’t write professionally chances are you won’t land the job.

With all this being said dig into those AP style books! 🙂


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  1. I really liked that you highlighted the importance of learning AP Style for the purpose of getting a job. The video is a great starting point for anyone that does not know anything about AP Style. I liked that you gave some examples of the information that can be found under several sections of the AP Stylebook that we flagged in class. Great post!

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