Editing (and Writing) Tips, including updates from the Associated Press Stylebook and the Chicago Manual of Style

AP and Chicago embrace singular they


  1. The American Copy Editors Society, now rebranded The Society for Editing, is full of esteemed word nerds who uphold all that is right with grammar, style and punctuation. You may be surprised to learn that most copy editors allow for fluidity in "rules," recognizing that the goal is to help the readers, not rigidly adhere to style guides. A few highlights from #ACES2017 in March.
  2. A few random editing tips to keep in mind from various sessions:
  3. The Chicago Manual of Style announced its latest rule changes at ACES2017. A print version of their latest edition will be available in September 2017.
  4. AP Stylebook buried the lede, waiting to the end of the session to announce they were opening the door to the "singular they."