Editorial style guide - E
See Compass points
No full stop. Use a comma before.
We offer part-time courses in a range of subjects, eg computing, languages and the environment
Try using including or for example instead.
We offer part-time courses in a range of subjects, including computing, languages and the environment
Ellipsis marks indicate a pause in speaking or an omission of one or more words. Ellipsis marks should not be used unless they are part of a direct quotation.
Not hyphenated. When referring to a University email address in print or online, always write sheffield in full, not shef.
Other e-words such as e-commerce and e-learning should be hyphenated.
Email links in online documents should be the email address.
Send enquiries to email@example.com
Send enquiries to the admissions office
See also web addresses
Longer than a hyphen. Has a different function. Use an en-dash without spaces when there is a distinction in meaning between two words:
and to replace to in numerical ranges:
people aged 55–60
Use a pair of en-dashes with spaces in the same way that you‟d use brackets to indicate parentheses:
Four of the halls – Earnshaw, Halifax, Sorby and Stephenson – are close to one another.
Two words, not one.
Lectures take place in the Engineering Heartspace.
No full stop.
Try to avoid – use including, include.
exclamation mark (!)