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 Les Hanson 2002
Abbreviations and Acronyms
 Common acronyms and agencies that are
  referred to by their initials use all
  capitals and no periods
   VCR   IBM RCMP UNICEF    NATO
 Write out potentially-unclear acronyms
  the first time you use them
   TheComputer Accounting Technician
   program (CAT)…
                Addresses
 Use these abbreviations only in
  addresses or as part of a formal name
   St. Ave. Cres. Blvd. Rd.
   Ltd. Co.  Inc.
 Most postal abbreviations are now two
  capital letters without periods
   BC    AB SK MB ON PQ NB NS PE NL YT NT
   NU
                   Dates
 Write out names of days and months
   Monday,   Friday, May, December
 Use these abbreviations only with
  specific dates and times
   B.C.or B.C.E. (Before Common Era)
   A.D. or C.E. A.M. P.M. or a.m. p.m.
   CST PST GMT MT
            Personal Titles
 Abbreviate titles used with names
   Mr. Mrs. Ms. Dr. Prof. Rev. Fr. (before the name)
   Sr. Jr. M.A. Ph.D. C.P.A. (after the name)
       Latin Abbreviations
 Use Latin abbreviations sparing

      i.e.   Id est         That is
      e.g.   Exempli gratia For example
      etc.   Et cetera      And so on
      vs.    versus         versus
      p.s.   Postscriptum   Post script
      n.b.   Nota bene      Note well