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Fordham University Editorial Style Guide

Fordham University follows the Associated Press Stylebook (AP Style) and uses Merriam-Webster Dictionary for its print and online communications. In some cases, we have our own preferred editorial style. This guide includes a number of Fordham-specific variations on AP Style. It also includes information about basic grammar and punctuation, frequently misspelled and misused words, Fordham-specific terms, and preferred usage.

It’s designed to promote the use of a consistent editorial style and to provide clear answers to common questions faced by anyone writing or editing copy for Fordham publications.

This guide is updated regularly. If you have a question about editorial style or usage that is not addressed here, please write to marketing@fordham.edu.