Sunday, May 8, 2005

Style answers in a flash

I subscribe to the online version of The Associated Press Stylebook. It costs me about $20 a year, which I pay out of my own pocket -- but the online version is so much faster to use on deadline that I'm a bit surprised most copy editors don't spring for it. It's $20, granted, but I'll gladly give up a few coffees each year for the speed and ease of use. I also find that the search function digs up additional entries I probably wouldn't have gotten to if I'd just thumbed through the print version.