The intent of this Editorial Style Guide is to serve as an effective resource for communicators across the Brown campus to establish consistency in editorial style for websites, print publications, social media and more. Learn more about the Editorial Style Guide or download a PDF of the style guide.

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the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

On second reference: Alpert Medical School, the medical school. The use of “Brown Medical School” is not acceptable.

web, webcam, webcast, webmaster, webpage, website

weeklong

well-being

who/whom

Use “who” as the subject of a sentence, clause or phrase.

  • Speak to the staff member who is in charge.

Use “whom” as the object of a verb or preposition.

  • She is the staff member to whom you should address your questions.

work-study

Capitalize only when using the official designation: Federal Work-Study Program.