Careers Business Ownership What You Should Know About APA Style Share PINTEREST Email Print Westend61 / Getty Images Business Ownership Industries Freelancing & Consulting Retail Small Business Restauranting Real Estate Nonprofit Organizations Landlords Import/Export Business Franchises Food & Beverage Event Planning eBay E-commerce Construction Operations & Success Becoming an Owner By Allena Tapia Allena Tapia Allena Tapia has over 10 years of experience in writing, editing, and translation, including full-time, part-time, and contractual work. She is an expert in the business of freelance writing. She has a bachelor's degree in English from Michigan State University and accomplished one year of a Professional Writing Master's program with research focusing on Latino community rhetoric. Learn about our Editorial Process Updated on 02/10/19 One of the more common writing styles is APA style. This style is common for scientific work, term papers, essays, and case studies. APA Style Sections Title PageAbstract (a summary of the work)Introduction to the paperMethod (how the study was undertakenResults of the studyDiscussion of the resultsReferences and citationsAppendix (supporting pieces) Specifics of APA Style APA style uses the following specific characteristics: Running headPage numbers begin from the title pageIn-text citation/referencesTimes New Roman or similar fontDouble spacesParagraph indentsVery specific headings and subheadings style How APA Style is Different One hallmark of APA style is its reduction of biased words in a text. As the style referred by academic and research industries, APA papers must present themselves in as neutral a language as possible. In addition, the APA style uses a very specific framework of citation and reference page styles. Lastly, it has very specific instructions on syle pieces such as running heads and headings and subheadings. APA Style and Freelance Writers Freelance writers will need to use the APA style when working with certain industries such as sciences and particularly behavioral sciences such as sociology and psychology. Writers who offer editing services will likely need to learn APA style. Two main areas this writer has run into APA style requests has been in editing academic papers, and in writing white papers, some of which are requested to be in APA style. The best place to learn APA style is from the source, the American Psychological Association. They provide a slideshow, sample documents, and a book about the style.