A-Z Online Style Guide

For the most part, The Fletcher School website follows punctuation, capitalization and usage guidelines outlined in the Associated Press Stylebook Online, which is available to the entire Fletcher community through the Ginn Library (password required).

Fletcher-specific style guidelines are included in the A-Z guide below.

VERSUS – In ordinary writing, spell out versus. In court cases use v. Marbury v. Madison.


VICE CHAIR – Two words, no hyphen.


VICE CHANCELLOR – Two words, do not hyphenate.




VOICE MAIL – Two words.