• Editorial Guidelines

    All Hamline University publications -- print or electronic -- are required to follow specific editorial guidelines. Use the resources below for your department or unit, and share them with those you have hired to work on your marketing communications projects.

    Writing about Hamline

    About Hamline contains the most up-to-date facts and figures about Hamline. It also includes Hamline's standard paragraph, a one-paragraph boilerplate overview to be used when such content is needed for a publication or website.

    Hamline University Style

    Hamline style is the set of grammar and editorial conventions all Hamline publications -- print or electronic -- are required to follow for clarity and consistency. It is based on the The Associated Press Stylebook.

    Hamline Style A-Z »  

    Can't remember whether to capitalize titles, or what numbers to spell out? Keep a copy of our Editing Checklist on hand for answers to the most common questions about Hamline style.

    Hamline editorial and graphic identity guidelines are detailed in the Brand Identity Guide.

    Editorial Services

    When beginning a project with the Marketing team, the submitted copy will be edited for grammar, spelling, and Hamline University style before it is placed in a communication piece. After reviewing the first proof, it's reviewed again to catch layout and other style errors. While we provide this service to the university, ultimate responsibility for proofreading and content resides with you.