Publications Guide

Guide to Style Basics


The Association has developed a set of style basics for AAUW’s print and web publications.

j0316891All AAUW branch officers and chairs should make sure that they check any posters, press releases, printed programs, articles, notices, and bulletins that they create against the style guide before submitting them to newsletter editors, website managers, or other communications team leaders. It is recommended that each officer, upon taking office, print out the guide and keep it accessible near her computer.

The style guide includes the following:

  • Style and usage (hyphenation, spelling, word usage).
  • AAUW-related words (correct titles, usage, and abbreviations).
  • Formatting (lists, capitalization, underlines) and punctuation.

After you have reviewed your writing using the style guide, please submit it to the following Communications Committee members:

  • For newsletter publication, contact Editor/Publisher of Tidelines.
  • For website publication, contact the Web manager.
  • For programs, contact our Programs VP  and Chair of the event.
  • For e-mail distribution, contact Communications VP.