Three Biggest Style Mistakes in PR Writing

  • Fran Stephenson
  • March 14, 2013
  • 2 min read

I’ve written and edited hundreds of press releases, blog posts and other media materials throughout my career. And I’ve coached writing students on the basics of newswriting. There are three errors in applying Associated Press style that I see the most in writing. Using Commas in a Series If the series is simple, then lose […]

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What Style Are You Using in Your Public Relations Writing?

  • Fran Stephenson
  • March 12, 2013
  • 4 min read

For public relations practitioners, writing style can be boring and dry. But style is important in good writing. It sets standards and formats that give uniformity to writing. Surprisingly, many in the profession are unaware of style types and how they can bolster your writing efforts. Applying a style to your writing puts an end […]

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It’s About Great Writing

  • Fran Stephenson
  • May 10, 2011
  • 3 min read

While the decline of the publishing industry over the last decade is no secret, there is one emerging trend that new professionals should be watching. – the role of brands as publishers.  At last week’s  South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, this topic was covered heavily. One panel had a razor-sharp view on […]

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