Marketing Communications

Copywriting and Editorial

Connect with the right messaging.

The editorial team acts as a copywriting and proofreading resource for the university. Our familiarity with style, voice, and branding ensures your content is clear, makes an impact, and adheres to university standards. We can help your writing reach its departmental and university goals.

We follow conventions outlined in the Associated Press Stylebook, the Chicago Manual of Style, the Yahoo! Style Guide, and Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, with exceptions based on IPFW preferences.

Copy Submission Guidelines

To make sure nothing gets lost in translation, please review the following guidelines before submitting copy to editorial services:

  • Provide your text electronically. Email attachments are preferred.
  • Save documents in the latest version of Microsoft Word or in RTF file format.
  • Provide copy as straight text in a single column. Do not attempt to format the copy into multiple columns and do not add any graphics or clip art.
  • Use Helvetica or Times New Roman in 12-point size.
  • Use all capital letters, underlining, boldface, or italics judiciously.
  • Do not use tabs or spaces for paragraph indents. Copy should be flush-left.
  • You may put one extra hard return between paragraphs to set them apart.
  • Use only one space between sentences.

Request a Service

To initiate a project with Marketing Communications, fill out the Service Request Form.