Manual of Style
This page serves as a personalised style guide for this very journal and portfolio. The aim is to bring consistency to my writing.
British English instead of US English.
Colons: Capitalise the first letter of a complete sentence after a colon.
Em dash: Use when a comma is too weak, but a colon, semicolon, or pair of parentheses is too strong. Spaces before and after the use of an em dash: You are the friend — the only friend — to help me.
Hyphen with all e-terms, including e-book, e-learning, except no hyphen in email.
Possessive plural: Attach a single apostrophe: The Olympus’ lens is sharp.
Title capitalization. Capitalise all verbs, nouns and pronouns, and all words of four or more letters. The following words may be left lowercase: a, and, as, at, but, by, en, for, if, in, of, on, or, the, to, v., vs., via.
Back up (v.).
Books. Titles go in quotes, with principle words capitalised.
E-learning. Learning in an online environment.
Learnt, instead of learned.
macOS. Apple’s desktop operating system.
Over time (as time passes).
Past (noun, adjective).
Passed (verb; past participle).
Roundup. A collection of things.
Style guide. A tool for any writer. It helps maintaining consistency across a publication.
Weblog. One word. An online journal.
Website. One word. A collection of pages on the internet.