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Language and Vocabulary#

Please follow the following guidelines for your writing:

  • The language of the Handbook is American English.
  • Please use gender-neutral English whenever possible. Refer to people as "they" and "them" instead of "he," "she," "him" or "her."
  • Write short sentences.
  • Introduce enumerated lists (like this one) with a little bit of context (as in the previous paragraph).
  • Beware of common grammar mistakes in written English.
  • Use a spell checker before committing your changes.

We have an Style Manual that you can reference, along with our Voice and Tone guidelines (internal).