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Content Style Guide

The Miami-Dade County Style Guide provides consistent guidelines for such publications in terms of grammar, spelling, punctuation and language usage, ensuring that content is written in easy-to-understand plain language that's free of jargon and overly technical terminology. It also includes rules that allow for uniformity in how things are displayed, such as:
  • Street addresses
  • Bullet items
  • Local vernacular
  • Numbers
  • And more
Based heavily on the Associated Press (AP) Stylebook, The Miami-Dade County Style Guide is a valuable resource for web publishers, PIOs or anyone creating content on behalf of the County.

The list of words and styles allows content writers to easily find commonly used and misused words, as well as ensure that consistency is maintained.

Whether it's money, age, percentages or units of measure, our rules for numbers ensure that everyone writes numbers consistently.

Content should be plainly written and easy to understand. Huge blocks of text, inside jargon and technical terms are discouraged. In a trilingual County like Miami-Dade, content should be clear, concise and easily understood.