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  • Sound Effects

    Sound effects describe any meaningful, audible content that is not spoken. When captioning sounds, format them in ALL CAPITALS within...
  • Music

    When instrumental music plays (music with no lyrics), give the title and name of artist.                           (‘ODE TO JOY’ BY BEETHOVEN...
  • Spelling Exceptions

    For consistency and readability, spell the following words and phrases in this form:   ✓alright     ✘all right  ...
  • Ellipses (…)

    An ellipsis is used to indicate the following: A significant pause to think. Also in place of false starts and...
  • Hyphens

    Hyphens are used in compound adjectives and adjective/adverb/noun + participle combinations when they precede a noun: e.g. 74-year-old father-of-two Tom Jones...
  • Numbers

    Numbers with four digits or longer should have a comma every three digits from the right, e.g. 1,000, 20,000. Exception:...
  • Dates and Events

    Dates should be written in the order spoken, but simplified. Examples: “the second of June twentyfourteen” = ‘2 June, 2014’....
  • Helpful Resources

    – A grammar nerd’s best friend. Find the answers to any grammar problems you might encounter.   – Grammar rules,...
  • Descriptive captions

    Captions aren’t only about the speech. Descriptive captions describe anything audible which isn’t spoken. This could be the tone of...
  • Reworks on the Community Portal

    Tasks submitted on the Community Portal are reviewed by our quality assurance team to ensure they meet Ai-Media standards before...