Editorial style guide

About the editorial style guide

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

What is a style guide?

A style guide is a list of conventions for writing style. It includes things like:

  • when you should capitalise something, and when you shouldn’t
  • how you should spell of words with multiple possible spellings
  • the styling of abbreviations

What's covered on this site?

This site covers the main principles and instances that tend to come up for editors day to day. You can download the A to Z guide as a PDF for more extensive examples and grammar guidance.

Download the A to Z guide