Figure captions

When copying an illustration from another source, use of the term:

   ‘from’, as in from Greenslade Creations, acknowledges that the illustration has been copied without modification;

   ‘after’, as in after Greenslade Creations, acknowledges that the illustration appearing in the stated reference has been modified from the original.

The acknowledgment, at the end of the figure caption, will be in brackets and be followed by the reference indicator.

   Figure 5. Examples of Editing Cycle (after Greenslade Creations).28

When figures are referenced, the standard reference format is to be used, including page numbers.

   16. Greenslade, A., Australian Editing Methods: an Introductory Narrative, Australian eBook Publisher, Logan, p. 21, 2011.

Headings and picture captions

When writing headings (both title and subtitle) generally only the first word is capitalised, except where a capital is otherwise necessary. For example:

   Best writing techniques
   The best writing techniques in Australia

A main heading generally never takes a full stop.

A subtitle may take a full stop if it is a full sentence.

Subheadings (within an article) never take a full stop.

A picture caption does not take a full stop, unless it is a full sentence.

Quotation paragraphs

  • Lengthy quotes are to be separated from the text as quotation paragraphs.
  • For one- and two-column spreads, the quotation paragraph is indented on the left and right margins and the first line of the paragraph is further indented.
  • For three-column spreads, the quotation paragraph is indented on the left margin only and the first line is not indented.
  • Single quotation marks are inserted at the beginning and end of the quotation paragraph.
  • If the quotation comprises more than one paragraph, single quotation marks are inserted at the beginning of each paragraph and at the end of the last paragraph.
  • Quotes are not italicised.
  • All editorial comments in quotation marks in the original quotation are enclosed in square brackets ([ ]) in the same font, and add —Ed.

Sentences

All sentences in a paragraph are to be separated by a single space.

Standard paragraphs

The first line of each paragraph is to be indented, except for the first line of each article or section. In books and articles, for example, the first line under a heading does not need to be indented as it is already clear where it begins.

For one or two-column articles, the first line of each paragraph that follows a quotation paragraph or an indented bullet point is to be indented once more from the left indent of the quotation paragraph or bullet point or to take no indent at all, so long as it is clear where it begins and it is internally consistent. For 3-column articles, apply extra spacing.

For internet, use block paragraphs (not indented paragraphs) and have a line of space between each paragraph. P tags do this automatically.

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