From The Rock

Only you can prevent word crimes.

By | August 28, 2014

If there’s a funny grammar meme out there, it’s a safe bet to say I’ve seen it (and loved it). My friends and family make fun of me all the time for my love of words. Some of my favorites are to comfort with the words there, they’re, their (sent... Read More »

How to Get an ‘A’ from Your Editor

By | February 11, 2014

With my recent job promotion, I took on many new duties at our firm. One of those is editing. I am responsible for editing every piece of news or marketing collateral that our team produces – and let me tell you, our team produces a lot.    Through this new... Read More »

News Releases: Things you thought were OK but really aren’t

By | September 12, 2013

During some weeks, my colleagues and I may send out a dozen or more news releases for our clients to local media. There’s no doubt reporters in Memphis get hundreds or even thousands of emails, some relevant and some not. Part of our job is to help reporters do their... Read More »

It’s not what you say, but how you say it.

By | September 03, 2013

If you’ve ever spent any significant amount of time around a PR person, journalist or anyone else who writes for the media, you may have heard of AP style. It stands for “Associated Press” style, and it’s meant to guide media writers through some of the more tricky writing rules,... Read More »

My Top 5 Reads for PR professionals

By | August 30, 2013

Being in the high-speed world of public relations, the luxury of having time to search for the perfect book is rare. I am here to help! I ventured through the shelves at the Booksellers at Laurelwood and did some additional research by reading online reviews to discover my list of... Read More »

The 10 most common grammar & AP Style mistakes, plus the importance of using AP style

By | April 30, 2013

Is it sad that when I saw this topic in our blog list I got just a little giddy? I’m very much a grammar nerd. I cringe while reading most Facebook posts, using every bit of willpower to ignore the need to correct the poster. I’m the person my friends... Read More »