Editorial Style Guide

The KCTCS Editorial Style Guide provides guidelines for authors and editors of KCTCS publications, especially those targeting media, students and prospective students. The purpose is to help produce consistency throughout our publications and websites. (See online style guide for more on writing for the web.)

The style guide does not apply to academic reports, books, articles or other content written primarily for academic audiences.

The guidelines are based on the Associated Press (AP) Stylebook, Webster's New World Dictionary and local college usage. In cases of conflict, the KCTCS Style Guide supersedes the AP Stylebook and AP supersedes Webster's. Entries address questions that may commonly arise when writing about KCTCS, such as academic titles, building and place names and reference to various KCTCS entities.

Please consult the AP Stylebook or Webster's Dictionary for further reference.