I have been keeping a record of how to spell the names of companies related to digital technology, and how to spell actions like 'log in to'. Without further ado, here is The Privacy Dad's style guide to date:
Capitalisation in titles
Nouns (table, woman, book) Pronouns (you, my, hers) Adjectives (amazing, lovely, wet) Adverbs (slowly, often, fortunately) Verbs (be, stop, wander)
No caps in titles
Determiners (a, an, the) Prepositions with four letters or fewer (in, on, out) Coordinating conjunctions (so, but, yet, and, or)
What about an article ('the') after a colon in the title?
Use 'emdash' —
I now use a range of browsers daily—Firefox, Brave, Chrome and Microsoft Edge—and use each for specific logins and accounts.
A simple rule for using numbers in writing is that small numbers ranging from one to ten (or one to nine, depending on the style guide) should generally be spelled out. Larger numbers (i.e., above ten) are written as numerals.
Here is a rule that you can truly rely on: always spell out numbers when they begin a sentence, no matter how large or small they may be.
Company and product names
|ThinkPad||Microsoft||The New Oil||e Foundation|
|LibreOffice||Internet||Google Drive||de-Google (or DeGoogle)|
|YouTube||Fairphone||Xbox Game Pass||eBook2|
mouse pad smartphone dumbphone feature phone email (not e-mail) second-hand (not secondhand) pre-installed use 'plugin' (though 'plug-in' is in dictionaries) help desk to-do list first-hand (adj, adv) not firsthand (US) sci-fi gameplay hard disk hotspot log in to your account log on to a website your login details/your login
(This is a complete sentence.)
This is a sentence (with an afterthought).
Both single or double quotation marks are fine. Be consistent. I try to use 'single' for items and "double" for quoted speech.
When quoting items in a list, punctuation goes outside quotation marks:
Words like 'server', 'butt', and 'glasses' all appear in the list. link
When quoting direct speech, punctuation goes inside quotation marks.
"Hello!" said Bob.
"Hello," said Bob.
Bob said, "Hello."
come at the end of sentence, after the full stop.3
The advice is contradictory. Take a look online, for example, at whether to spell 'log in to' or 'log into'. The main thing is consistency; hence this running document.
Not e-mail https://www.grammarly.com/blog/spelling-e-mail-email/
To-do list https://grammarhow.com/todo-list-to-do-list-or-to-do-list/
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But see this: https://eshop.macsales.com/blog/61649-how-do-you-spell-wifi-wi-fi/↩