Posted by: episystechpubs | April 16, 2015

Editor’s Corner: Count Chocula

Good morning! Thanks to those of you who sat in on my 60-Minute University presentation yesterday. My apologies for the horrible sound during the video.

Today we continue with how to handle numbers in writing. In case you missed yesterday’s items, they are here: https://episystechpubs.com/2015/04/15/editors-corner-i-am-a-number/.

Rule 4: Use commas in figures with four or more digits.

Starting from the far right of the number and excluding decimal points, place commas as follows:

· At the Home Depot grand opening, over 3,500 people passed through the doors and collected a free screwdriver.

· The United States debt currently stands at $16,787,451,118,147.46.

Rule 5: When writing time, use noon and midnight instead of 12:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. to avoid confusion.

Note: According to JHA standards, when we write time, use the numerals and follow them with a.m. or p.m. This format is preferred over AM/PM and A.M./P.M.

· Class starts at 8:00 a.m.

· The WebEx meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m.

Kara Church

Technical Editor, Advisory

Symitar Documentation Services


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