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Editorial Style Guide

This guide for School of Pharmacy (SOP) communicators comprehensively describes the writing style for official School of Pharmacy communications in any medium, including print, web, social media, and official and formal correspondence.

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Who should read this

This reference is for members of the School of Pharmacy community involved in official communications. (UCSF communicators outside the School of Pharmacy may refer to the UCSF Editorial Style Guide found at Editorial Expression.)

How to get what you need

  • If you are in the School of Pharmacy and need an answer to a simple question, ask us at Website and Communications Support. We aim to reply within two business days.

  • If you are in the School of Pharmacy Dean’s Office and use Slack, you can also ask in the #web-editor channel. It’s possible to get an immediate response this way.

  • If the writing guidance you seek is not found in this guide, you’ll need to consult one of our standard references.

Table of contents

First topic: Introduction