Publications Style Guide
The Anderson University Publications Style Guide is prepared by the Anderson University Office of Publications. It serves as a supplement to the Associated Press (AP) Stylebook. This supplement guide is designed to be a reference for questions not covered by the AP Stylebook, references unique to Anderson University, and situations in which the university’s style differs from the AP Stylebook. This guide also includes common errors found in materials submitted to the Publications Office. With this guide, we are attempting to unify all materials produced within the department for various clients, and to promote consistency and accuracy in writing.
The AU Publications Style Guide is to be the precedent for rules in the AP Stylebook that we have changed or do not follow. This guide supersedes AP Stylebook on questions of style pertinent to Anderson University. If no entry is found in the AU Publications Style Guide, the AP Stylebook is the primary reference choice. Some entries are supported by the Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th ed. (Web 10) and the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS), 15th ed. In such cases, these entries are identified in the AU Publications Style Guide.
The style guide may be viewed in PDF format at this link.