Editorial Guidelines

Abbreviations
Avoid using abbreviations in running text. Always spell out the abbreviation on first use, unless the term is almost always used in abbreviated form (such a...
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Academic and Administrative Titles
In running text, capitalize titles when they precede names and are used as part of the names. Capitalize titles both in front of the name and after the name...
Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 2:49 PM
Capitalization
The Chicago Manual of Style recommends a down style, which means the use of fewer capitals. When in doubt, do not capitalize. Many guidelines concerning...
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Italics
Italicize the titles of books, compact disks, catalogs, paintings, plays, movies, radio and television programs, musical compositions, operas, pamphlets, pe...
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Numbers and Figures
Write out numerals nine and under (one, two, three, etc.). Use numerals for figures 10and over, including ordinal figures (for example, 21st, 99th). Use...
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Population Groups
Capitalize names of all races and nationalities (African American, Native American, Caucasian, Irish, Japanese). The Chicago Manual of Style states that a h...
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Punctuation
Apostrophe In making the plural of figures and letters, do not use an apostrophe. Example He graduated in the 1980s. The computer has dual CPUs. ...
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Spelling and Usage
Alumnus is the singular reference for a male graduate; alumna, the singular reference for a female graduate; alumni, the plural reference to a mixed group o...
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Using "Winona State University" Properly
Use the full name of Winona State University in the following instances: On first reference in a story, chapter, section, or major unit of copy On fro...
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