RCN Style guide

For print, email and all other digital channels

Published: 28/01/2020
Publication code: 007 946
A style guide is a set of standards for the writing, formatting and design of documents. These standards should be applied to all written documents and digital channels across the RCN.  
Our guide includes guidance on writing about the RCN, punctuation, referencing, capitals, dates and numbers, typography, language use, and much more. This will help all staff achieve best practice and brand consistency for all our print, email and digital channels.  

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