How on earth do we keep up with the changes that occur every year to the Associated Press Stylebook? Back by popular demand, PRSA and ACES: The Society for Editing member, Joseph Priest, APR, we’ll provide us all with an engaging update during our May program. He will share an overview of the latest stylebook announcements and debates that he’s caught in person, and also delve into the meaning and significance of these updates for PR pros. In particular, he’ll go over major new stylebook rules, such as capitalization of “Black” and use of the singular “they”; and stylebook “rejects,” those AP Stylebook rules that have never worked well for public relations writing. Join us to get a lowdown of the most important AP Stylebook changes that public relations pros need to know to stay accurate and up to date in their writing as well as some stylebook rules that should be considered carefully and adapted in the best way according to a particular company’s communication needs.
About Our Speaker:
Joseph Priest, APR, is a public relations professional with a passion for and deep experience in content strategy, creation, and management. Over his 20-year-plus career, he has specialized in content including everything from contributed articles, to blog posts, to social media campaigns, to website pages, and he has written for organizations and clients ranging from private companies (Syniverse), to corporations (IBM), to communication agencies (Schifino Lee and Ketchum), to professional societies (PRSA and ACES: The Society for Editing). In his next roles, at Syniverse and now at Schifino Lee, he has continued writing articles for PRSA’s Strategies & Tactics as well as for PRSA Tampa Bay’s blog, and for the newsletter of ACES: The Society for Editing. He also writes his own blog on language usage, Priestly Pointers.