We (mostly) follow AP Style for all our written content. Here are a few important rules to note:
- AP Style doesn’t use the Oxford comma, so neither do we. This is such a common question, it has its own section.
- State abbreviations differ from postal service abbreviations. See how to format addresses correctly here.
- Write out numbers one through nine, and use numerals for 10 or higher. Refer to this section for more info.
- Dates should be formatted “day, month, year” if the audience is international, or “month, day, year” if you’ll only have U.S. readers. Either way, don’t include “st”, “nd”, “rd” or “th”. Visit this page for more date details.
We break with AP Style in a few notable areas:
- Use “okay” instead of “OK.” (And please never use “ok” or “Ok.”)
- When writing a title or headline, follow the Chicago Manual of Style instead of AP. The key differences are outlined in our capitalization section.
More questions? Just Google your conundrum with “AP Style,” and the internet will provide. If not, get in touch with your friendly neighborhood content folks via #writing-at-hudl and we’ll do our best to sort it out.