Writing rules PR pros should know

Confused about how many spaces to put after a period? Not sure how to correctly format dates and times? This quick guide can help.

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This story was originally published on PR Daily in December 2014. In public relations, writing is everything. Whether it’s in a press release, on a blog, or social media, your writing proficiency is vital.

Many professionals fear writing for a number of reasons; among them is that there are so many confusing rules.

I can’t blame them. It’s no easy feat mastering the rules of writing. Changes happen so frequently that it’s hard to stay current. Writing well—all the while following Associated Press style—is invaluable in the PR world, but is also useful for any career that involves written communication.

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