STYLE GUIDE

Waypoint Compass


Copy Style

Our default copy style follows the general standards of The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr., and E.B. White.

We also confess a devotion to the Oxford comma, perhaps bordering on obsession.

Need something different? No problem.

We can create or edit your copy according to any of the major style guides below or to your company-specific style guide upon request. (Even if it means omitting the Oxford comma … but only because we love you.)

  • Associated Press Stylebook
  • Chicago Manual of Style
  • MLA Style Manual

Grammar & Usage

Our default grammar and composition style follows the general standards of Warriner’s English Composition and Grammar, with occasional reference to Garner’s Modern American Usage.

But sometimes, bending┬áthe grammar rules produces stronger, more persuasive copy. And when that’s the case, we gleefully invoke “copywriter’s license” and relish the rebel thrill of shoving them both back on the bookshelf.