When formatting your writing you should:

  • use sentence case
  • avoid use of bold
  • use italics for general emphasis
  • use bulleted lists when paragraphs have more than four points
  • use words for single-figure numbers
  • use single quotation marks for quoted speech
  • only use the ampersand when space is tight
  • write dates as 9 January 2018
  • use the 12-hour clock, for example 10am and 2.30pm
  • use noon and midnight instead of 12 noon and 12 midnight

View formatting research on GitHub.