Editorial style guide - G

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gender

Don't use gender-specific suffixes such as -ess or -rix

Aviator not aviatrix
Nurse not male nurse
Actor not actress
Chair not chairman
Manager not manageress
Comedian not comedienne

Use gender-neutral terms wherever possible

Their not his/hers
They not he/she


government

Lower case.


graduation, graduate

Lower case.


green paper

Lower case.

The government's higher education green paper will be published on 12 February.