Editorial Style Guide

The Editorial Style Guide (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) provides MC’s preferred standards for official correspondence, reports, and messages to the community. Created by the Office of Communications and based on The Associated Press Stylebook, this guide should be adopted by all College staff and faculty who routinely write, edit, proofread, review, and otherwise produce written correspondence (effective January 1, 2020).

Our Editorial Style Guide should be consulted first before other references. Your next choice for reference should be Merriam-Webster’s Dictionarynew window and The Associated Press Stylebooknew window.

Guides

A to Z Guide

This guide provides standards for official correspondence, reports, and messages to the community.

Boilerplate Language

See how language should be included in brochures, notices for events, course schedules, the Catalog, etc.

Capitalization

Learn proper capitalization with this guide.

 

Punctuation Guide

Here you will find guidance on the most commonly used and misused punctuation marks.

Quotes, Italics, or Nothing?

Learn how to handle titles of published works, original art, musical productions, journal names, etc.

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