ie.

Our house style is ‘ie.’, as opposed to ‘e.g.’

Whenever you use ‘ie.’, precede it with a comma.

 

For example
You must turn up in good time, ie. before 8.00pm

 

in-house

Please use ‘training on your premises’ instead.

 

-ise or -ize?

Use -ise, the English version.

 

For example
advertise
organise


italics

Use italic text in headings or to bring words to the reader's attention. The use of italics is softer than the use of bold text – use bold to emphasise that a word is important but italics to emphasise that a word is different. Use either italic or bold text sparingly. Please note that italics should not be used for online content, where bold is the preferred method of highlighting text.

 

Use italics when writing the title of one of our publications in prose. For example, the First aid in an emergency booklet. Italics should also be used when referring to the titles of our courses in prose. For example, the First aid at work course. The names of our forms, sheets, policy documents do not need to be italicised. For more information, please also see the section on titles of publications.

 

Any punctuation after a word in italic text should also be in italics.

 

 

 

 

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