When I registered with Textbroker in October of 2011, I was sure that I would receive a 4-star rating right off the bat and quickly achieve access to the vaunted 5-star OpenOrder pool. I was right, as long as you take "right off the bat" to mean two years, much of which was spent being kicked by my own high horse.
While AP Style is largely sound, there are a few rules that are quite subjective. Here are a few clarifications from Textbroker for where we stand on these issues.
Apostrophes are used for two main purposes: to show possession or omission. To show possession means to illustrate something as belonging to something else.
It isn't bold like the exclamation mark or straightforward like the period, but the semicolon is more than just the eyes of your smiley.
What are coordinating conjunctions, and when do you use a comma with them? Read on to tackle those pesky comma placements and raise your rating.