Writing with style

The Associated Press has released software that uses the AP Stylebook to proofread content in Microsoft Word.

AP StyleGuard provides automatic checking of documents for AP style. The software uses defined structure and rules similar to Word’s spelling and grammar checking. AP says the plugin ensures consistency and saves writers the time spent manually referring to the AP Stylebook. The rules will updated throughout the year.

The software is only available for PCs at this time. It will cost $59.99 for a one-year subscription. Until its general launch on April 1 the plugin is available for an introductory rate of $49.99 a year.