Watch Your Words: The Rowman & Littlefield Language-Skills Handbook for Journalists
Watch Your Words provides journalists with a ready reference tool for grammar and AP style as they tackle deadlines and bylines. This brief handbook uses straightforward examples that make it easy to consult and understand. It contains self-tests and answer keys to sharpen language skills and study guides for mastering AP style and copy-editing symbols. Updated to reflect recent changes in AP style, Watch Your Words equips both professionals and students with the basic tools to produce clean copy.
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AP Stylebook Study Guide
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