Test Your IPFW Editorial Style
Dianne Clark was the first person to correctly answer last week's puzzler. The sentence that did not follow editorial style was the second example, "I received a bill from the Bursar."
- For offices, schools, and departments, a general rule governing capitalization is that official names are capitalized (Office of the Bursar); unofficial, informal, shortened, or generic names are not (bursar's office, the bursar).
- In general, avoid unnecessary capitalization; it reduces the readability of the publication.
This week's question: What is the term for a male former student?
Send your response to firstname.lastname@example.org, then check back next week for the answer. IPFW Editorial Style Guide (PDF) ...