NSU Style Manual
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As always, our experienced and talented staff members are here to help internal clients—NSU's administration and faculty and staff members—reach their communications objectives by providing printed and specialty products that reflect NSU's sophistication, capabilities, and vision. We strive to achieve excellence in promoting NSU’s brand and maintaining the university's graphic identity and editorial style standards. We also help ensure compliance with external agencies.
Finally, when you are ready to produce your publication, NSU's Office of Printing and Publications will provide you with a cost estimate at your request, as well as a job schedule and an approximate delivery date. We will also stay with your project until it is successfully completed. Our award-winning work has been honored by the Society of Professional Journalists, Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM), Admissions: The National Newspaper of Admissions Marketing, National Gold Ink Awards, and the Public Relations Society of America, to name a few.
For all NSU print jobs, a Printing and Publications editor will check for NSU style, spelling, grammar, consistency, and compliance with external agencies. The editor's general familiarity with the university may enable him or her to catch factual errors, but the job author/client is ultimately responsible for ensuring that the document is accurate. All copy is edited so it is consistent with the style defined in the NSU Style Manual.
Indicating changes on a PDF will help to save time and money in the publication production process. View this video to learn how to annotate a PDF.
Time is money. Make any corrections and changes early in the process. Carefully read and review body text, headlines, picture information, readouts, and other copy elements. Check the spelling of names and telephone numbers to make sure they are correct.
Compile notes from your team as needed, and submit a single annotated PDF. Keep review rounds to a minimum.
Remember, the final proof shows the piece exactly as it will be printed. It is the last possible opportunity for corrections, but all effort should be made to avoid late changes.
Here are some ideas to consider when preparing copy for your printed product. Another great resource is the voice section of NSU's brand site.
When proofing copy, consider the following:
Also, make sure to
Additionally, watch for basic NSU Style errors.
Consider the following:
Turnaround times are based on the amount and condition of the text provided, as well as the complexity of the design. Times may vary based on the number of proofs and design revisions required. Manage planning and expectations by visiting nova.edu/prmc/creative-services.html for specific guidelines.