AP Style Changes Underway

Spell-check programs aren't a cure-all, but do add or eliminate straying consonants, reassuring readers that at least one other entity besides the writer cared enough to look over the piece prior to publication.

Spell-check programs aren’t a cure-all, but do add or eliminate straying consonants, reassuring readers that at least one other entity besides the writer cared enough to look over the piece prior to publication.

All hands on deck for an important announcement: You may now use underway as one word in all instances. The Associated Press tweaked its style guide earlier this year, scuttling one of my most-remembered (reviled?) editorial admonitions in the Dreary Whining Gazette newsroom. I came across the bulletin on the Poynter Institute website, an excellent source for excellence in journalism:

http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/209551/ap-changes-style-on-underway-copy-editors-react/

Let’s use this time-saving adjustment to run spell-check programs, shall we?

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