Why the AP dropped the hyphen from email (and four more stories on writing)

In This Week in Writing, we check in on the AP style guru, explore writing on a tablet, discuss the notion of ‘unwriting,’ and more.

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The grammar and style expert for the Associated Press. In this piece from The Washington Post, we meet David Minthorn, the AP’s chief style guru, and one of the editors of The AP Stylebook. It’s a chronicle of Minthorn’s highly influential position, and his career getting there. We find out the questions he’s asked most, why he removed the hyphen from “email,” and the guides he consults when he has a style question. And you better believe there’s a sidebar quiz on AP Style.

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