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APA style is the most common guide for academic writing in the social and behavioral sciences disciplines.

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What is APA Style Guidelines?

American Psychological Association (2010). Publication Manual of the American Psychology Association (6th Ed.). ISBN: 9781433805615. APA style is a set of style guidelines published for scholarly writers by the American Psychology Association. First published in 1929, the APA style manual is commonly applied in the social and behavioral sciences, including the fields of business, education, and psychology.

APA style is the most common guide for academic writing in the social and behavioral sciences disciplines. In addition, many academic journals require APA style for submissions.

The manual is published by the American Psychological Association. The official name of the style guide is Publication Manual of the American Psychology Association, but it is commonly known as the APA style manual, or just "APA." The manual was updated in 2010 to the 6th edition.

Writing. The APA style manual offers specific guidance on almost any topic writers encounter, including the basics of how to punctuate and capitalize, when to italicize, when to abbreviate, and how to use commas, colons, and brackets. Writers will also find examples of properly formatted tables, figures, and captions.

Format. APA guidelines include recommendations for font style and size (Times New Roman, 12 point), line spacing (double-space everything), paragraph indentation (first line, one-half inch), and pagination (sequentially, placed in the upper-right corner with a running head).

Citations and References. APA uses a parenthetical author-date format to cite sources in the text and a corresponding list of references placed at the end of the body of the paper. The APA manual offers clear examples of how to cite virtually any source, from journal articles and books to legal references and online videos.

The APA style manual is available from most bookstores and can be ordered online from multiple vendors. At this time, there is no Web version of the manual, although APA maintains a searchable blog written by APA experts who answer questions posed by scholars, students, and other writers.

What can I expect from an APA editor?

Professional editors should always proofread and copy edit. Know the difference between the two and always choose an editor who does both.

Besides editing for grammar, spelling, punctuation, structure, and overall readability, in terms of style, an editor can:

Check that your work complies with your institutional style guidelines and the guidelines of your institution's preferred style manual
Set up your Word document with appropriate heading levels (using Word styles) to generate an accurate Table of Contents
Add numbered table titles and figure captions and generate accurate lists of tables and figures
Set section breaks where needed to differentiate front matter from the body of your paper
Set section breaks to separate landscape orientation pages from portrait orientation pages
Ensure page numbers are in the correct locations and formats
Set proper line spacing and paragraph indentation
Remove extra spaces and tabs
Set up customized Word styles to handle block quotations and other text artifacts according to your style guidelines
Format figures and tables to comply with style guidelines

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