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developed by the Gallaudet University Department of Publications and Production
This Editorial Stylebook was developed to help maintain consistency in Gallaudet University publications. In most cases, the stylebook follows The New York Public Library Writer's Guide to Style and Usage (Harper Collins, 1994) and Merriam Webster's CoIlegiate Dictionary, Tenth Edition (1994). Jobs submitted to the Publications and Production Department for design and production will be edited to follow this style. Departments that prepare their own materials are encouraged to follow the stylebook to help University publications maintain a unified identity.
In text, spell out Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Ohio, and Utah.Spell out Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.Spell out Canadian provinces.
Do Not Abbreviate
18. The words offices, colleges, and departments when referring to more than one individual office, school, or department.
19. Official university degrees when spelled out, but capitalize when abbreviated.
Following is a list of preferred usage of words and terms, many of which are commonly misused or misspelled. Please use the words first listed unless otherwise noted:
Avoid any language or sentence construction that might imply bias in the areas of race, ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, physical attributes, disability, or age.
Try to use the most currently acceptable terms, and the ones most preferred by the group about which you are writing. These terms do change, so the best approach is to use words that seem to have become widely accepted in print. For example, currently used terms include African American or black, people with disabilities (instead of the handicapped or the disabled), and developing countries (instead of third world or less-developed countries).
Also, in general, avoid adding information that describes a person or group in racial, sexual, physical, or other terms--which could be viewed as bias--unless such description is integral to the story.
Following are some more specific guidelines.
Hispanic is accepted by most people of Mexican, South American, Central American, or Spanish-speaking Caribbean descent. The terms Latino/Latina and Chicano/Chicana are favored by some and not by others. People from Puerto Rico prefer to be known as Puerto Ricans unless they are grouped with other Hispanics.
Asian American or Asian can be used to describe people from that world region, but it is preferable to use the specific nationality when possible. People from China are Chinese, never Chinamen or Orientals.
American Indian or Native American are terms frequently used to refer to indigenous people of the Western Hemisphere. Native American is out of favor with some North American Indian groups. Many groups prefer to be referred to by their specific tribal names. Some groups also find the term native to be condescending. An exception is the term Alaskan natives, used by Aleuts, Indians, and Eskimos of Alaska.
Other Preferred Terms
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