About this guide

Each week Radio National adds over 130,000 words to its website. Producers of RN's 60-odd programs publish their own copy online.

This style guide tries to pull many different writing styles together and suggest a consistent approach to spelling, punctuation and usage—niceties once hidden behind spoken delivery but now exposed online.

Entries are based on Australian usage as defined in the Style manual for authors, editors and printers, sixth edition, and The Macquarie Dictionary.

Each entry has been added according to errors and inconsistencies found on the RN website—or in response to audience suggestions. If you find typos or other bad things on our website, or want to suggest additions to the style guide, use the 'contact' link on the home page.

To move around the style guide use the links in the left-hand margin and the A-Z index at the top and bottom of each page, together with the see, see also links and other tags. Use the back button in your browser to return to a previous page, and the footer links to go to other ABC sites.