Cleaning Your Copy: Grammar, Style and More

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Cleaning Your Copy: Grammar, Style and More

This self-directed course will help you understand the basics of grammar, spelling, punctuation and AP style. Learn at your own pace and on your own time.

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Overview

  • Enroll in this free online course to learn the basics of grammar, spelling, punctuation and AP style.
  • Take practice quizzes to test your skills and identify what you need the most help with.
  • Learn at your own pace and on your own time.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify and solve grammatical problems in your copy
  • Pick the right word when choosing between tricky pairs such as “that/which,” “that/who” and “who/whom”
  • Use the correct AP style for addresses, ages, money and numbers
  • Identify and correct common punctuation errors
  • Correctly spell words that are tough to get right
  • Avoid errors caused by homophone trip-ups

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Overview

  • Enroll in this free online course to learn the basics of grammar, spelling, punctuation and AP style.
  • Take practice quizzes to test your skills and identify what you need the most help with.
  • Learn at your own pace and on your own time.

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Mistakes in grammar, spelling and style are like coffee stains on a shirt. People notice. Readers notice. Those mistakes will eat away at your credibility as a journalist and erode readers’ faith in your media organization. How can you clean up your act? This self-directed course will help you understand the basics of grammar, spelling, punctuation and AP style. Brush up on your skills so you can create clean, error-free copy — no matter what you’re writing.

This self-directed course guides you through the basics of grammar, spelling, punctuation and AP style. The course has four content sections that focus on the most common mistakes and teach you how to avoid them. When you’re ready, take the “Copy Quotient Test” and see how well you can clean your copy.

Questions?

If you need assistance, email us at info@poynter.org.

Once you enroll in this course, you can start anytime and engage with lessons on your own schedule.

Who should enroll

Writers, reporters, bloggers, visual journalists and anyone who wants to avoid typos and grammatical mistakes in their writing.

Cost

This self-directed course is free.

Instructors

  • Vicki Krueger
    Internal Communications Coordinator, BayCare Health System
    Vicki Krueger worked with The Poynter Institute for more than 20 years in roles from editor to director of interactive learning and marketing communications manager....
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