Reforming our word choices

The good people at Copyediting recently asked me to occasionally write posts for the site. I’m honored to participate.

My first post there is about the word “reform.” I often see it used too loosely in news stories about legislation and politics.

In its most recent edition, the AP Stylebook encouraged journalists to consider “whether a more neutral term is better.” It’s good advice.

You can read my full post at Thanks to Laura Poole, the site’s co-owner and director of training, for the opportunity.