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UHart Editorial Style Guide

Does the comma go inside or outside the quotation marks? Should I use which or that in the sentence? Is it "the Hartt School" or "The Hartt School"? What's the proper use of "composed" and "comprised"?

The University's Office of Marketing and Communication has produced this guide, which details many frequently encountered questions surrounding editorial style, and also addresses terms and situations specific to UHart. It is the primary resource to consult to ensure that all of us create consistent and gramatically correct copy for University of Hartford written and digital communication.

In order of priority, please consult the following resources for situations not outlined in this University of Hartford editorial style guide.

The Associated Press Stylebook: The AP Stylebook is widely used as a writing and editing reference tool in newsrooms, classrooms, and offices worldwide. Please follow AP style—and its companion Webster’s New World College Dictionary—for any topics and words not addressed by University of Hartford editorial style. Online subscriptions to both can be ordered at

The Chicago Manual of Style: This is a third resource to be consulted only when specific questions have not been addressed by either UHart or AP style guidelines. Learn more at