Editorial style guide

This editorial style guide is a searchable online reference for SFU communicators. It describes SFU's "house style" for writing everything except academic and technical papers.

The editorial style guide is a living document. It is constantly changing as new words are added and definitions, spellings and grammar conventions change.

How to use it

  • Search a specific term such as "em dash"
  • Browse a specific section such as "Writing for the Web"
  • Link sections of the guide to your emails, webpages or bookmarks

Stay in touch

This guide is a living document. It is constantly changing as new words are added and definitions, spellings and grammar conventions change. When in doubt, search this guide for the latest rules.

For more information contact Communications & Marketing: dluckow@sfu.ca

For issues not covered here, refer to The Canadian Press (CP) Stylebook and CP Caps and Spelling, which are the foundation for this guide. Use the Canadian Oxford Dictionary for spellings and issues not mentioned in either the SFU or CP guides.