Style Guides for English-language translators

Here you will find a selection of guidelines, guides and other aids to help you in writing, translating, revising or proofreading texts.

Resources for English and foreign language texts

The resources listed here apply to English texts. You can access the resources for German, French, Italian and Romansh texts by selecting the appropriate language in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

Style Guide

English Style Guide
English Style Guide

This guide is intended primarily for English-language translators, both in-house and freelance, working for the Federal Administration. It also aims to serve the native and non-native speakers within the Administration who draft texts in English. It provides a standard for conventions specific to the Federal Administration and the situation in Switzerland. It also draws attention to some of the common pitfalls involved in translating from German and French into English.


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