CSCEN Online style guide
We’d like CSCEN Online to be a space for thought-provoking, professional discussions between colleagues. You can help with this by taking a moment to check spelling and grammar before you publish on the platform, whether that be an update to your profile, a post or a comment.
We’ve also put together a short CSCEN Online Style Guide. Please take a few moments to read this before you publish on the platform - and check back regularly for updates!
Please use UK spelling. For verbs that can end in -ise or-ize, please use the -ise ending.
For example: analyse, organisation, utilise.
We prefer single quotation marks. If you need to include a quote inside a quote, use single quotation marks first, with double quotation marks inside the initial quote.
For example: ‘Scientists have reported a “green glow” around the red planet.’
Frequently used terms
Here is our preferred spelling of a few terms and phrases. This list will be regularly updated.
the Civil Service
the Fast Stream
For further guidance on publishing on CSCEN Online, please follow the advice in the A to Z Style Guide on GOV.UK: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/style-guide/a-to-z-of-gov-uk-style