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Style Guide

The following style guide highlights editorial style rules for Nazareth College communications. These standards are to be followed when writing and editing copy for any and all communications from the College. Such communications include, but are not limited to, print publications (letters, press releases, newsletters, etc.) and web content.

In general, Nazareth College publications follow the guidelines in The Associated Press (AP) Stylebook. For entries not listed here or in AP, please refer to a good reference dictionary (e.g., Webster’s New World College Dictionary).

The Nazareth College Style Guide will be updated periodically.

List of Key Entries

The College’s deviations from AP style are denoted by an asterisk.

Insert only ONE space after the punctuation at the end of a sentence.
Correct: This is a style guide. Please refer to it often.
Incorrect: This is a style guide.  Please refer to it often.

abbreviations, acronyms, initials
academic degrees
academic departments
academic professional titles
academic years
addresses
alumnus, alumni, alumna, alumnae
ampersand (&)
Arts Center
bulleted lists
cents
College
commas*
couple of
dashes and hyphens
dates
Doctor / Dr.
dollars
education, educational
e.g.
ellipses
email
etc.
exclamation points (!)
fewer, less
i.e.
imply, infer
indents
internet*
majors / courses
months
more than
numerals
online
percentages
quotes and quotation marks
rooms
RSVP
seasons
school
spaces after a sentence
state names*
telephone numbers*
theater, theatre
times
titles, academic
titles of works*
toward
unique
urls (website addresses)
U.S. News & World Report
World Wide Web
years / decade