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abbreviations and acronyms| addresses| capitalization| myths| numbers| plurals| possessives| punctuation| spelling| World Wide Web

Do you have writing questions about abbreviations, addresses, capitalization, English grammar, internet terminology, numbers, plurals, possessives, punctuation, spelling and word usage?

If so, Garbl's Editorial Style and Usage Manualcan help you be clear, concise, correct and consistent in your use of the written word. This free style guide also provides clear alternatives to long, pompous or bureaucratic words and phrases. Use this manual for help in writing articles, books, brochures, correspondence, essays, flyers, newsletters, reports, webpages, and other documents.

Garbl's Editorial Style and Usage Manual mostly follows Associated Press style but also follows the advice of other excellent books on writing--and my selection and interpretation of their guidelines. This guide focuses on U.S. standards for spelling, punctuation, definitions, usage, style and grammar.

Do you have comments or suggestionsabout my style and usage manual? Please contact me at garbltoo@gmail.com. I occasionally enhance the style guide with new or improved entries. This manual has grown and changed from print and online versions that talented colleagues and I developed in the 1980s, '90s and early 2000s while working in Seattle/King County, Washington-- Gary B. Larson, Port Townsend, Washington.

Using this writing style guide

Style manual entries are in alphabetical order. In the navigation bars on each page, click on the letter that begins the word or phrase you have questions about. You'll be sent to the section you want:

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Many terms are cross-referenced and hyperlinked. Click on the highlighted text to view cross-referenced terms. You'll find hyperlinked cross-references under these topics and others: abbreviations and acronyms, addresses, capitalization, myths of writing, numbers, plurals, possessives, punctuation, spellingand World Wide Web .

Pages are organized A , B, C, D , E , F through G , H , I through J , K through L , M , N through O , P , Q through R , S , T through U and V through Z .


Garbl's Writing Bookshelf

An annotated list of books on writing that I own and recommend. Book categories: grammar and punctuation, concise writing and plain language, style, usage, dictionaries and thesauruses, writing and editing, business and technical writing, creativity, quotations, and Amazon.com's  best-selling writing references. (I plan to update this list.)

A| B| C| D| E| F  G| H| I  J| K  L| M| N  O| P| Q  R| S| T  U| V  W  X  Y  Z
abbreviations and acronyms| addresses| capitalization| myths| numbers| plurals| possessives| punctuation| spelling| World Wide Web

Home ] [ Style Manual ] [  Plain Language Guide ] [  Concise Writing Guide ] [  Writing Bookshelf ] [  What's New ]

Copyright 2022. Website manager: Gary B. Larsonof Port Townsend, Washington, garbltoo@gmail.com. Also see Garbl. Please understand that if I respond to your questions about writing, I may not respond quickly enough to meet your deadline.

This page updated Jan. 20, 2022. Whatever their acclaim and position, all writers need editors. I don't have one for Garbl's Editorial Style Manual, so if you spot a typo, unclear message, bad link or possible error, please let me know.

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