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Spelling and grammar

Guidelines

When writing, remember to:

Language

I use Australian English, which is, for the most part, similar to British English. I do not follow any style guides but I have my own preferences towards certain spellings.

Word list

Below are the preferred ways of formatting and spelling particular words:

Words to avoid

Formatting

Abbreviations

Always write the expanded form of an abbreviation in its first occurrence, trailing it with the abbreviation in parentheses. The abbreviation may then be used freely in all future instances.

Example

Dates

Dates are written in the following format:

D MMMM YYYY

This is expressed as:

1 January 2019

Time

Time is written in the following format:

HH:MM T

This is expressed as:

10:55 AM

If the time is on the hour (i.e. 10:00 AM) the minutes may be omitted, provided they are not relevant:

10 AM