Editorial style guide

University Communications created this Editorial Style Guide with the goal of providing a handy reference for points of style specific to UW–Madison. The list of rules we have included is not intended to be a substitute for rules of usage and spelling found in The Chicago Manual of Style (for non-news communications), The Associated Press Stylebook, copyright 2000, (for news communications and institutional Web sites), and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th ed., the preferred references for campus use. These sources should still be your primary style guides. It is not our intention to re-create them here, but to detail items that university communicators use every day, and to ensure that UW–Madison titles, locations, departments, etc., are used in a consistent manner in all university communications.