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1. Posted by elliottk (Inactive 40 posts) 4y

Has anyone written an "official" style guide for travellers point travel guides? After editing an article quite a bit, I realised that those before me were using UK English and I was using US English. To make it internally consistent, I went back and changed some of the UK spellings because it was easier than changing what I had written. Was this a faux pax? Or perhaps it doesn't even matter so long as others understand what is being written.

2. Posted by lil_lil (Travel Guru 462 posts) 4y

Hi Elliott, maybe this will help: http://www.travellerspoint.com/guide/About:Spelling/
Since you're writing re US destination, according to the guide, consistent use of American English is the way to go. ;)

For all other travel guide help related articles: http://www.travellerspoint.com/guide/About:Index/

3. Posted by Lavafalls (Travel Guru 155 posts) 4y

In general UK english is the default except within the USA articles. Remember that within the USA articles to list feet then (meters) and in articles in other countries reverse it.