Writing guidelines

We use British English, otherwise known as an elegant weapon for a more civilised age. This means:

  • Spelling out verbs that end in “-ise” with an “s”.
    • Yes: Capitalise
    • Yes: Recognise
    • Yes: Incentivise
    • No: Capitalize
    • No: Recognize
    • No: Incentivize
  • Companies and organisations are plural.
    • Yes: Standard Chartered reviewed their investment strategy.
    • No: Standard Chartered reviewed its investment strategy.
  • BUT: Countries remain singular.
    • The US maintained its combative stance.
  • “Learnt” not “Learned”, “Burnt” not “Burned”