Language, Spelling & Grammar Conventions
Language, Spelling & Grammar Conventions

Language, Spelling & Grammar Conventions

Rules for How We Use Words at HackerNoon

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We (generally) 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 (Generally) Capitalize Story Titles.

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

We’re aware that English is not everybody’s first language.

We serve a global audience, so we're not Grammar Tyrants, as a publication.

Our Editors ask:

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

not—

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

HackerNoon Specific Words

👍 Hacker Noon Contributors (preferred) / Bloggers / Writers

👎 Bloggers / Writers for Hacker Noon (we work together)

👍 Hacker Noon Stories

👎 Hacker Noon Articles / Posts