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Six AP Style Mandates That Seem Wrong–but (Apparently) Aren’t

May 25, 2010


Despite mentally dredging up as many lessons from senior English as possible, I still can’t come to grips with some of the style points that the AP Stylebook—the editor’s bible—says are correct. For what it’s worth, here are six commandments from the stylebook that may seem wrong or senseless—but they’re right: • To form the possessive […]

7 Ways to Help Goof-Proof Your E-mail Messages

May 4, 2010


Few things can be more troubling or damaging than sending an e-mail to the wrong person or with the wrong message. Nested e-mails, in which a staff colleague sends you a client note he received, can cause infinite grief if your insolent response accidentally goes directly to the client instead of your colleague. Misspelled words […]