Editorial Style

Emory's Style Guide, developed and maintained by Communications and Marketing, provides writers and editors ready answers to common questions about editorial style and usage.

Browse this nonacademic, in-house reference to find guidance ranging from university-related issues to frequently cited style questions.

Emory Style Guide



Industry References


We refer to leading industry stylebooks in our work and recommend having copies of them on hand for more detailed questions than we cover in the Emory Style Guide. These resources include:

  • The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) | With its detail and depth, this is our general go-to style for most University communications.
  • The Associated Press Stylebook (AP) | With its emphasis on simplicity and brevity, this is our preferred style for online communications.
  • AMA Manual of Style (AMA) | This is our go-to style guide for medical and scientific references.
  • Merriam-Webster Dictionary (Webster's) | This is the dictionary we primarly use.