Writing Style Guidelines
In writing and editing materials for publication, the University of Memphis relies
primarily upon The Associated Press Stylebook. The AP stylebook is the preferred editing
reference for materials directed at general audiences. Consequently, it is widely
used nationwide in the preparation of text for serial publications, newspapers and
The UofM Style Guidelines supplements AP by offering guidance on a variety of University-specific exceptions. On some issues, in accordance with an academic culture, it differs from AP.
For questions not covered by either AP or the UofM Style Guidelines, please contact your marketing manager.