2There’s no point in trying to memorize the AP Stylebook. Get in the habit of using it whenever you writeTo make sure your article follows proper AP style.The more you use the book, the more you’ll memorize certain points of AP style.Eventually you won’t have to refer to the stylebook nearly as much.
3The stylebook is a comprehensive catalog that Helps to ensure proper style usageHas literally thousands of entries.Can be intimidating to the first-time userHowever, the AP Stylebook is designedFor use by reporters and editors working on tight deadlines.So generally it’s pretty easy to use.
4AP Style The stylebook is an excellent reference work. It includes in-depth sections onLibel law,Business writing,Sports,CrimeFirearms
5AP Style Basic elements of AP style include Numbers Percentages Job TitlesDollar AmountsStreet AddressesDatesAges
6Developing good copy Strong command of English language Enough attention to detail to catchMisspellingsImproper word usageSentences that fail to conform to standards
7AP Style Good copy editors must be inherently knowledgeable In general knowledge of expected news subjectsOf specific information about recent news storiesEditors must be versed in current affairsPlus have extensive knowledge about their smallest detailsIn this classYou should read newspapers/magazines in order to review articles about current news.
8AP Style Government is among the most covered topics in journalism. A good editor should know the government inside and out includingNames and spellings of elected officialsHow each governing body functionsA basic history of each major institution or position
9AP Style With the nation currently involved in wars It is essential that copy editors haveA sense of the militaryIts operationsIts leaders
10AP StyleGood editors have a strong grasp of the news industry & its historyAs well as their peers in print, broadcast and Internet journalism.Good editors are expected to know about the business world.Especially during tough economic times.
11AP Style Names of newsmakers change for a variety of reasons including Marriage,Divorce,Adoption,The adoption of a stage nameThe adoption of a new position.Good editors are able to recognize newsmakers over multiple names