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Whether you're writing fiction or non-fiction, technical writing, entertainment, I recommend getting an Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual. Although it's designed for journalists, there are items that anyone can use, such as correct forms of corporate names (Dr Pepper, not Dr. Pepper), when it's acceptable to use an abbreviation on first reference (MGM is acceptable on all references, AT&T only on second reference), military and computer terms, when to hyphenate or capitalize various words, etc.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|