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AP style tip: Spell out amounts less than 1 in stories, using hyphens between the words: two-thirds, four-fifths, seven-sixteenths, etc. Use figures for precise amounts larger than 1, converting to decimals whenever practical. When using fractional characters, remember that most newspaper type fonts can set only 1/8, 1/4, 3/8, 1/2, 5/8, 3/4 and 7/8 as one unit; for mixed numbers, use 1 1/2, 2 5/8, etc. with a full space between the whole number and the fraction. Other fractions require a…

AP style tip: Spell out amounts less than 1 in stories, using hyphens between the words: two-thirds, four-fifths, seven-sixteenths, etc. Use figures for precise amounts larger than 1, converting to decimals whenever practical. When using fractional characters, remember that most newspaper type fonts can set only 1/8, 1/4, 3/8, 1/2, 5/8, 3/4 and 7/8 as one unit; for mixed numbers, use 1 1/2, 2 5/8, etc. with a full space between the whole number and the fraction. Other fractions require a…

AP Style tip: Use presently to mean in a little while or shortly, but not to mean now. #APStyle #APStylebook

AP Style tip: Use presently to mean in a little while or shortly, but not to mean now. #APStyle #APStylebook

Are you going back-to-school shopping to get the kids ready to go back to school? AP style says use hyphens in the compound modifier and not in the standalone phrase. #APstyle #school #education

Are you going back-to-school shopping to get the kids ready to go back to school? AP style says use hyphens in the compound modifier and not in the standalone phrase. #APstyle #school #education

Broaden your vocabulary! Here's a list of action/tone words that sound more sophisticated than the few words that we overuse to express our emotions.

Broaden your vocabulary! Here's a list of action/tone words that sound more sophisticated than the few words that we overuse to express our emotions.

AP style tip: It's voice mail, two words.

AP style tip: It's voice mail, two words.

What's a Media Kit Anyway? | Tips for bloggers on creating their media kit to share with advertisers and brands.

What's a Media Kit Anyway? | Tips for bloggers on creating their media kit to share with advertisers and brands.

Bloggers, journalists and copywriters from all industries turn to the  Associated Press for its golden writing rule book, the Associated Press  Stylebook (AP Stylebook for short), which AP itself names "the journalist's  bible."

Bloggers, journalists and copywriters from all industries turn to the Associated Press for its golden writing rule book, the Associated Press Stylebook (AP Stylebook for short), which AP itself names "the journalist's bible."

Watch your vowels in vinaigrette, a blend of oil and vinegar, usually used as a salad dressing. #APstyle #foodwriting #foodwriter

Watch your vowels in vinaigrette, a blend of oil and vinegar, usually used as a salad dressing. #APstyle #foodwriting #foodwriter

We have a new topical guide with election tips like how to write about the votes candidates received. http://www.apstylebook.com/?do=topical  #Elections2016

We have a new topical guide with election tips like how to write about the votes candidates received. http://www.apstylebook.com/?do=topical #Elections2016

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