The new stylebook’s here! The new stylebook’s here!

My favorite scene in "The Jerk" is when Steve Martin exclaims, "The new phonebook's here! The new phonebook's here!" That's how I feel when a new edition of the AP Stylebook is released. That time is now. I prefer the stylebook in print, but if you like your style on screen, subscribe to the online… Continue reading The new stylebook’s here! The new stylebook’s here!

Cover letters need editing

A recent Q&A on cover letters stayed near the top of the "most popular" list at the New York Times site for nearly a week. It's certainly a timely article, with many people (including journalists) on the job market. And yes, those letters still matter in the age of the e-mailed résumé. The last question… Continue reading Cover letters need editing

A headline to question

This headline from The Huffington Post is confusing because of its placement of the question mark. Is "Bruno?" the name of the movie? Or is the headline asking a question about the "Bruno" movie? The answer is the latter. The full title of the movie in question reportedly will be "Bruno: Delicious Journeys Through America… Continue reading A headline to question