The rules and conventions for the spelling of Standard AmericanEnglish words are very complex and are beyond the scope of thishandbook. Correct spelling, however, is extremely important intechnical and scientific writing because it establishes awriter's credibility by displaying his or her care and precisionin dealing with information. A reader may hesitate to trust thedata or design recommendations of a technical document thatcontains careless misspellings.
Here are a few suggestions to help ensure that your document isfree of spelling errors.
|AMERICAN ENGLISH||BRITISH ENGLISH|
|center, fiber||center, fibre|
|color, labor, odor||colour, labour, odour|
|defense, offense||defence, offence|
|encyclopedia, medieval||encyclopaedia, mediaeval|
|enroll, fulfill||enrol, fulfil|
|organize, civilization||organise, civilisation|
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