Guidelines for Writing and Style

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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:

  1. Legality (official names, trademarks, etc.)
  2. Cedarville University Style Guide (this document)
  3. The Associated Press Stylebook
  4. 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.

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