The rules and conventions for the spelling of Standard American English words are very complex and are beyond the scope of this handbook. Correct spelling, however, is extremely important in technical and scientific writing because it establishes a writer's credibility by displaying his or her care and precision in dealing with information. A reader may hesitate to trust the data or design recommendations of a technical document that contains careless misspellings.
Here are a few suggestions to help ensure that your document is free 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|