Editorial Style Guide

Marketing and Communications at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) believes it is important to maintain editorial consistency within communications pieces.

When applying editorial style to college communications, see the college’s Editorial Style Guide for recommendations regarding consistency of text. If you have further editorial questions after consulting this guide, see the following resources, in hierarchical order:

  1. “The Ohio State University Custom Stylebook Entries” of the online edition of the AP Stylebook.
  2. The online edition of the AP Stylebook.
  3. The latest edition of the Webster’s New World College Dictionary.

The online edition of the AP Stylebook identifies sources in the bodies of news stories. For questions regarding source citations, notes, and bibliographies in publications, see the latest edition of The Chicago Manual of Style.

The following is an abbreviated style guide containing items not mentioned in the resources listed above, exceptions CFAES makes to the resources listed above, and items most likely encountered when producing college communications.

If, after consulting all of these resources, you still have questions or comments regarding CFAES editorial style, please contact CFAES Marketing and Communications at CFAES-Communications@osu.edu.