For your finished work to look fully coherent and polished, certain style conventions need to be agreed before our editors set to work: things like dates, titles and capitals, hyphenation and punctuation.
How would you want the following to appear throughout your text?
- Abbreviations: Nato or NATO;
- dates: 2 January, 2nd January or January 2nd;
- punctuation: e.g. or eg; Ms. Sivell or Ms Sivell;
- titles: the prime minister or the Prime Minister;
- terms & concepts: First World War, first world war, or WWI;
- quote marks: single or double;
- hyphenation: co-operate or cooperate;
- and – most crucially – American or UK English: realize or realise; program or programme; license (noun) or licence?
Unless commissioned otherwise, our editors will follow UK-English rather than American-English spelling and phrases, as specified by the Collins or Oxford dictionaries.