Style Guide

This is the Style Guide for The Avro Post. It is imperative that all articles published by The Avro Post follow this guide. 

The Canadian Press Style Guide is the basis for The Avro Post, and this webpage only makes note of the basics and common mistakes, as well as explain our specific styles of how we format articles.

For our Social Media part of the Style Guide, please click here.

Top Five Mistakes

  1. One to nine is spelled out, 10 and up are numerical (exceptions include money, percentages and sport scores).
  2. Time is a single digit for on the hour, and has periods for a.m. and p.m., with the time zone specified if it is outside ET.
  3. U.S., U.K., U.A.E. — spell out full country name, club name in first mention — including the University of Guelph-Humber
  4. Leads are always bolded.
  5. Leads are always one sentence, and paragraphs are one, sometimes two.


Titles should be short and concise–use short appropriate short forms and last names.

Titles are written in sentence style. Thus, anything that wouldn’t be capitalized in a sentence will not in the title.

Titles as a general rule should not be longer than five to seven words.

Examples: Guelph-Humber announces new program; U.S. stands firm on Paris agreement; IGNITE president speaks out on budget; World agrees on climate change