Grammar Girl’s Guide to Advanced AP Style

Writing • AP Stylebook • Editing • Communications

We have seen what 2020 has done to the news cycle, spurring stories on everything from a global pandemic to the recent protests and unrest on race relations in this country. The one thing every reputable news story has in common: AP style.

With language being as fluid as it is, you can’t rely on the tattered old copy of the AP Stylebook from eight years ago, let alone four years ago. You need the most up-to-date information available. Without it, you run the risk of your messaging standing out for all the wrong reasons. Whether you seek to improve the writing of your intranet, email, press releases or media outreach, a well-defined style remains a pillar of strong, effective communications.

What do you do to ensure your communications are stylistically modern and professional? You gather your team and join Grammar Girl as she leads us through her advanced course on AP style.

In this informative session, you’ll discover:

  • How to use hyphens and dashes properly.
  • How to handle terms that relate to race and gender.
  • How to write about crime.
  • How to write about homelessness and climate change.
  • How to write dates.
  • What to do when quotations don't match AP style.
  • How to understand the context that proper AP style brings to your messaging efforts.
Don't miss this unique opportunity!

Top reasons to watch this webinar:

  • You’ll listen to Grammar Girl.
  • You’ll get access to an on-demand recording of the event for twelve months.
  • You’re guaranteed extensive, how-to instruction that you can use immediately.
  • You can attend this session without leaving your desk.


Mignon Fogarty

Grammar GirlQuick and Dirty Tips Podcast Network

Mignon Fogarty is quoted on the cover of the AP Stylebook and is the language expert behind The New York Times bestselling "Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing." Her Grammar Girl podcast has been downloaded more than 100 million times, and her Grammar Girl website was recently named one of Writer's Digest 101 Best Sites for Writers. She is also the founder of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network and was a journalism professor at the University of Nevada.


Justin Joffe

Editorial Director and Editor-in-ChiefRagan Communications

Justin Joffe is the Editorial Director and Editor-in-Chief at Ragan Communications where he oversees the editorial strategy for Ragan across brands and products. In addition to his editorial duties, Joffe also advises the programming team on best-in-class conferences, webinars and workshops during a time of unprecedented change in the way that communicators and marketers learn and meet. He is also a freelance journalist and communications writer specializing in the arts and culture, media and technology, and ad tech beats. Before joining the Ragan team, Joffe worked for Muck Rack, PR News, and The Observer. Additionally, his writing has appeared in several publications including Vulture, Newsweek, Vice, Relix, Flaunt, and many more. You can find him on X @joffaloff.


You should watch if you spend at least a quarter of your time in any of these areas:

Internal Communications • Employee Communications • Executive Communications • Writing/Editing • Corporate Communications • HR Communications • Marketing • Content Strategy


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