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Editorial Guidelines

NOVA strives to provide our target audiences with a consistent voice and identity through our standards of practice. The following documents are designed to help the NOVA community to understand what is recommended, expected and required when using these communication tools.

Digital Media System Guidelines
Gives you details about the specs you need to follow to create Digital Media slides and the procedures for how-to submit Digital Media System (DMS) requests.

Instructional Media
Describes captioning and transcript requirements for instructional media.

NOVA Style Guide
NOVA's style guide is a list of standard rules of grammar, punctuation and other information, to ensure that the College's voice is presented and used consistently online.

NOVA Web Guidelines
Gives you details on how to present and manage Web content for NOVA’s website; it is meant to solidify NOVA's Web presence by increasing connectivity among campuses and centers, divisions, departments and offices and by unifying the College's official Web pages.

Procedures to Request Online Survey Creation
Lists the steps you need to take if you need an online survey created.

Social Media Guidelines
Outlines the various official NOVA social media that are available, the policy for participating in NOVA’s official social media pages/websites and more.