MANCHESTER >> A presentation and workshop on writing press releases and communicating with news media outlets will be held at the Manchester Community Library on Tuesday, April 26, at 5:30 p.m.

Knowledge of a few simple rules of style can make the difference between having your press release published or not. Knowing when to use upper case characters, or correct state abbreviations, and proper ways to express numbers or street names can save a lot of copyediting time when your message reaches its destination. Knowing how to write "clean copy" will give you an advantage and boost the chances your message will reach a larger audience.

The presentation will be given by Andrew McKeever, the Manchester Journal's managing editor. Starting with an overview of the rapidly changing world of the news media, from traditional print to contemporary digital platforms, the presentation will highlight several common mistakes and errors many press releases contain, and how to fix them.

The presentation is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required, but are helpful and encouraged. To reserve a place, or for further information, call the library at 802-362-2607, or email