Besides providing a quick searchable reference to related AP style, StyleGuard interactively checks an extensive set of the AP Stylebook rules for potential issues within documents and emails as well as providing context sensitive information.
The following is a sample of the issues detected by StyleGuard:
StyleGuard is designed to be easy to use with tight integration with Microsoft Word and Outlook as plug-ins. It provides dynamic feedbacks to the users without duplicating existing spelling and grammar checks that Microsoft Word already provides. For example, Word accepts both cancelled and canceled as valid while StyleGuard advises using canceled to conform to AP style. On the other hand, Word already auto-uppercases Europe so StyleGuard doesn’t have to duplicate that check.
StyleGuard also checks for punctuation errors. For example, it checks:
We continue to refine and add rules to StyleGuard to improve its error checking capability and provide relevant information for writers to conform to AP style. With the assistant from StyleGuard, we hope it is easier for writers to make the correct decisions and avoid unnecessary mistakes.
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