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List of Changes: IU Editorial Style Guide

Style guide updates

This page lists major style guide updates, including when they were made.

December 13, 2022

  • Updated preferred gender neutral usage of Latine.

June 19, 2020

  • Updated preferred capitalization for Black and added information for usage of Brown and white.

April 1, 2020

  • Added a note that capitalizing Black is preferred.
  • Added Latinx as an alternative to Latino/Latina.

January 28, 2020

  • Revised spelling of words beginning with “co” in the preferred spelling list to close them up as in Merriam-Webster.

July 8, 2019

  • Documented preferred style of sentence case for headings on the web.

March 14, 2019

December 21, 2018

October 4, 2018

September 20, 2018

July 1, 2018

April 27, 2018

  • Made internet lowercase due to a change in Chicago Manual of Style (term was previously capitalized)
  • Added styling to examples to improve readability

September 1, 2017

  • Made all disciplines lowercase in degree names (some disciplines were previously always capitalized)