Language, Spelling & Grammar Conventions

Language, Spelling & Grammar Conventions

We use American English Spelling conventions.

If you’re from a former English colony that’s not America, that means a ‘Z’ where you think an ‘S’ should go in words like “organization” and “realize”.

It also means there’s no “U” in the word “color”, etc.

We Capitalize Story Titles.

E.g.: How To Stay Human in the Digital Era: A Series of Fortunate Tips for Shaping the Next Generation

We serve a global audience, and we’re aware that English is not everybody’s first language.

We are not Grammar Tyrants, as a publication. Our Editors ask—


“What improvements can I make here to ensure this story is generally understood?”



“How can this person possibly not know the difference between your and you’re?”

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