Jan 24th, 2008 @ Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Why is there no AP style check?

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We have spell check and grammer check, but has anyone ever built an automatic AP style check?  I’m aware there are judgment calls copyeditors make that wouldn’t be able to be done by any computer.  But wouldn’t it speed up the flow of copy if things like capitalization, punctuation, and names of current newsmakers were automatically formatted?

Someone could even keep a database of names as they go in and out of the public spotlight and charge media outlets.

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