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WRITING TO BE READ
OECD READERSHIP
OECD PUBLISHING POLICY
THE EDITORIAL PROCESS
FORMATS AND TECHNICAL CONSTRAINTS
CHOOSING THE RIGHT WORDS
KEEPING IT SHORT AND SIMPLE
KEEPING IT SHORT AND SIMPLE 31
ORGANISING YOUR CONTENT
FINAL CHECKLIST
ABBREVIATIONS
Types of abbreviations
Units of measure
Other common abbreviations
Citation of a complete work
Citation of part of a work
Citation of a journal or periodical
Citation of one of a series
Citation of unpublished material
Internet references
Sources of graphs and tables
BREAKS IN SENTENCES AND WORDS
Use of spaces between words
Division of words
CAPITALISATION
Use capitals
Do not use capitals
The euro
Non-member economies
Euro area former currencies
DATES AND TIME
Ages, centuries
Seasons
Time
Dates
ELECTRONIC ADDRESSES 59
ELECTRONIC ADDRESSES
EQUATIONS
FOOTNOTES AND ENDNOTES
FOREIGN WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS 61
FOREIGN WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS
GENDER SENSITIVE LANGUAGE
Gender pronouns
HYPHENATION
Adverbs and adjectives
Repeated letters
Capital letters in compound words
Dangling hyphens
Doubled hyphens
Non-breaking hyphens
NUMBERS
Ordinal numbers
Decimal fractions
Non-decimal fractions
PERCENTAGES
Negative sums
PUNCTUATION
Apostrophes ’
Dashes (en-dashes) –
Full stops (periods)
Listed points (bullets) •
Parentheses ( ) (round brackets)
Single quotation marks ‘ ’
Semicolons ;
QUOTATIONS
Long quotations
SPACES (HARD)
SPELLING
Plurals
COMMONLY MISUSED WORDS
A FEW TIPS ON GRAMMAR AND SYNTAX
ANNEXES
ANNEX A. HOW TO CHOOSE A TITLE
ANNEX B. HOW TO WRITE AN EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
ANNEX C. HOW TO NUMBER OECD PUBLICATIONS
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OECD Style Guide

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