Use standard formatting for numbers, phone numbers, dates, and times.
Use numerals and ordinals. Spell out numbers when at the beginning of a sentence.
- Three services are available…
- Professor Smith is the 1st Anthropology professor to receive tenure.
- This process has 3 steps.
Use standard formatting for phone numbers.
- Yes: (616) 331-3500
- No: 616.331.3500
- No: 616-331-3500
Use standard formatting for dates and times.
Spell out days of the week and months:
- Monday, April 18, 2016
- April 18, 2016
- April 2016
Don’t use abbreviated date formats:
Include am and pm: