New Editorial Style Guide from Communications

Jean Macgregor

Do vexing issues of abbreviation keep you up at night? Do colleagues make a federal case out of capitalization? How can we write in the first person?

You’ll find solutions in the new Royal Roads University Editorial Style Guide.

The new Editorial Style Guide sets out recommendations and preferences for writing, editorial style and inclusive language for Royal Roads staff and faculty who write on behalf of the university. It’s full of relevant examples to help you write clear, consistent messaging that gets noticed.

Follow this guide whenever you write documents on behalf of Royal Roads. Examples include correspondence, promotional material, web copy, social media, and documents for university committees. The guide is not intended to apply to academic writing or teaching material.

We’re grateful to our internal reviewers across campus and everyone who contributed ideas in the development of the document. Language changes quickly, so this guide will change too. This first edition is a work in progress, and we value your suggestions and feedback.

Get in touch: or 250-391-2600 x 4793.

Write on!

-the Communications team