Editorial style guide
Page elements

The University of Edinburgh editorial style guide explains how to use words to create accessible content. You can browse the principles via this site, or download the A to Z guide for extensive guidance.

Support for the website community

You should use clear language in plain English to make your content accessible, readable and inclusive.

How to format your text, including contact details, headings, and web addresses.

Punctuation and symbols, and how and when to use them.

Abbreviations, acronyms and contractions - and when to tag for accessibility. 

The A to Z document download gives further detail and more examples of University style.

How to show numbers, including measurements and money, and dates, including days of the week.

A short A to Z of common words with multiple possible spellings.