Guidelines for Writing and Style
Cedarville University strives to maintain a consistent image through all printed and online materials. All Cedarville materials should follow the guidelines given in The Associated Press Stylebook (AP) and should follow the spellings provided in Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. If AP or Webster gives more than one acceptable style or spelling on a particular matter, use the preferred treatment, which is usually listed first.
The order for editing and proofreading decisions at Cedarville should be as follows:
- Legality (official names, trademarks, etc.)
- Cedarville University Style Guide (this document)
- The Associated Press Stylebook
- Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
Style guides are by nature living documents that occasionally need to be updated. Please contact us with any questions concerning usage or any ideas for consideration.