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AP Stylebook Workshop On Demand

Did you miss the live AP Stylebook Workshop?

Register now for the on-demand AP Stylebook Workshop and you can watch all the informative, engaging videos at your convenience. You can also read entries on AP Stylebook Online and take quizzes with AP Stylebook Study Guides to support your learning.

This in-depth course will help you:
— Learn the fundamentals of AP style, including use of commas, hyphens, capitalization, possessives and more.
— Understand the how and the why of AP style.
— Think through questions where existing style rules might not offer a clear answer or the guidance requires judgment to apply to your needs.
— Bring consistency to your writing and editing, using AP style guidance and your house style.
— Navigate the Stylebook to find guidance quickly – memorization is not necessary or recommended.

Each course registration includes access to AP Stylebook Online, the searchable and customizable AP style resource, as well as AP Stylebook Study Guides, a series of self-scoring quizzes that reinforce the workshop's lessons.

You'll keep AP Stylebook Workshop content through May 24, 2024.

This on-demand version of our popular new AP Stylebook Workshop is a more affordable way to deepen your understanding of AP style, plus we offer numerous discounts including group rates and special pricing for members of several professional organizations.
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$129.00

AP Stylebook Workshop On Demand


— Watch a mix of short instructional videos and recordings of hourlong webinars.
— Develop your knowledge using access to AP Stylebook Online and AP Stylebook Study Guides, with access available as soon as you register.
— Keep access to AP Stylebook Workshop content through May 24, 2024.


— The AP Stylebook Workshop is offered in partnership with Edmaker, experts in online learning communities.
— Edmaker hosts the course on its web-based platform. There's nothing to download or install, but you will need a current browser and reliable internet connectivity.
— After you register for the AP Stylebook Workshop on the Stylebook website, you will receive a claim code via email. When you redeem that code via the link included in the email, you will get an email from Edmaker to access the online workshop and a separate email from APStylebook.com with access to Stylebook Online and Stylebook Study Guides.
— If you sign up on behalf of multiple users, you will get an email with a set of claim codes. Share one code with each user who you would like to participate, along with the activation code link. As your users redeem their claim codes, they will get their activation emails from Edmaker and APStylebook.com.
— EdMaker works best when you have JavaScript and cookies enabled. Flash and other plugins are not required.


— Your primary instructor is Paula Froke, editor of the Associated Press Stylebook and a manager on the AP's standards team. Paula started her 35-plus years with the AP as a Dow Jones News Fund intern on the AP's main editing desk in New York. Her AP career has included jobs as news editor in Minnesota and Michigan; deputy national editor at headquarters; assistant managing editor/nights on the Nerve Center; AP embedded editor at MSN News; and executive director of Associated Press Media Editors.
Paula is joined by the members of the Stylebook editing team: Anna Jo Bratton, Jeff McMillan and Pia Sarkar.

AP Stylebook Online On Demand course outline

At your own pace, learn the foundations of using AP style in:

  • Videos and written lessons on 10 essential AP Stylebook rules about mechanics including commas, hyphens, capitalization and numerals.
  • Interview videos with the Stylebook editors discussing essential concepts including making judgement calls and creating your own house style rules.
  • Self-paced assignments, readings, quizzes and community discussions.

You are free to explore in any order you like, but if you want our guidance to make your way through the rich content, you can follow this track:

Module 1: What's new in AP style

  • Webinar recording with Stylebook editor Paula Froke giving an overview of what's changed in the AP Stylebook in recent years, including:
    • An inclusive storytelling chapter, plus guidance on coverage and terms related to race, gender and sexual orientation, disabilities, gender-neutral language and more.
    • Pointers for covering artificial intelligence and definitions of AI terms.
    • Expanded guidance on hyphenation.
    • New or revised terms related to climate change, religion, philanthropy and more.
    • Tips for being a better editor of your own copy.
  • Self-paced assignment, readings, videos, quizzes and community discussion.

Module 2: AP style mechanics

  • Webinar recording with Stylebook editor Paula Froke and U.S. enterprise editor Anna Jo Bratton examining "simple" rules that aren't so simple — using the serial comma (or not), hyphenating compound modifiers (or not), using words for numbers under 10 (or not) … They discuss:
    • Thinking through how to look something up in the Stylebook.
    • Deciding wisely when AP style doesn't directly answer your question.
    • Making consistent choices based on your audience and platforms.
  • Self-paced assignment, readings, videos, quizzes and community discussion.

Module 3: AP style storytelling

  • Webinar recording with Stylebook editor Paula Froke and U.S. enterprise editor Anna Jo Bratton discussing the strategic elements of writing and editing, including:
    • Elements of a good story.
    • Tips for self-editing.
    • Reviewing and editing copy from workshop participants.
  • Self-paced assignment, readings, videos, quizzes and community discussion.

Module 4: Inclusive storytelling and language

  • Webinar recording of Amanda Barrett, vice president for news, standards and inclusion at the AP, giving context on why inclusion matters in writing and editing.
  • Webinar recording with Stylebook editor Paula Froke and Pia Sarkar, deputy business editor for enterprise and storytelling, offering guidance on:
    • Principles of some of the major inclusion chapters and entries, including race, gender, immigration, disabilities.
    • Key language points on major topics including immigration, older adults, race-related coverage, gender, sex and sexual orientation, disabilities, survivors/victims.
    • Pushing back on lazy language of your sources: racially tinged vs. racist, elderly vs. older adults, etc.
    • Other race/gender/inclusive/sensitivity writing details in practice.
  • Self-paced assignment, readings, videos, quizzes and community discussion.

Bonus material: Recordings of previous webinars with AP Stylebook editors

  • Four bonus video recordings featuring presentations by AP editors:
    • Look inside the AP Stylebook.
    • Apply AP style in real life.
    • Join AP editors for a roundtable discussion.
    • Learn inclusive storytelling and style.

Course completion

  • LinkedIn certificate, course certificate and social media badge.

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