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The 2015 edition of the Associated Press Stylebook contains 300 new or revised terms.
The AP Stylebook isn’t strictly a guide for journalists anymore. The newest edition contains this endorsement by Alexa Hoffman, PR Newswire’s product manager:
As a former newspaper reporter and editorial manager, I grew accustomed to reaching for the AP Stylebook for all of my editorial needs. Now that I work hand-in-hand with PR professionals, it remains a great guide to crafting clear messages that resonate with professional audiences.
Colleen Newvine, AP Stylebook’s product manager, says this is the first year the stylebook has had a PR pro ensorse the book on its back cover.
According to David Minthorn, one of the editors, updating the stylebook is a year-round project that takes into account current usages and an annual survey.