Editorial Style Guide

This Editorial Style Guide is intended to help writers and editors communicate clearly and consistently about Boston University—for audiences both within the BU community and beyond. The style guide addresses some of the editorial questions that arise most frequently about our 17 schools and colleges, faculty, departments, research centers, and alumni, and we’ll update the guide regularly.

For more detailed information on capitalization, punctuation, hyphenation, abbreviation, and spelling, please consult our standard references: The Chicago Manual of Style and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary.