Editorial Style Guide

Northeastern University’s editorial style adheres to The Associated Press Stylebook. The guidelines on this site include Northeastern’s exceptions to AP style, examples of best writing and style practices, solutions for style issues unique to Northeastern communications, and links to university messaging standards.

For all matters of spelling, style, and usage, please consult references in the following order:

Northeastern University Editorial Style Guide 
The Associated Press Stylebook (2012 edition)
Webster’s New World College Dictionary, Fourth Edition, Wiley, Hoboken, N.J.
The Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

You may also refer to this list of EDITING MARKS and GUIDELINES FOR MARKING CORRECTIONS IN TEXT (PDF).