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Tip 34: British vs American English

When you are writing or editing for a British company, it’s important to remember that some spelling rules change when you cross the Atlantic. To be safe, however, ask before you edit spellings, as some companies use a mixture of both!

-or
Color
Labor
Favorite
-our·
Colour·
Labour·
Favourite
-er·
Center·
Theater·
Kilometer
-re·
Centre·
Theatre·
Kilometre
-ze·
Analyze·
Organize·
Civilized
-se·
Analyse·
Organise·
Civilised
Dropped silent -e·
Judgment·
Argument·
Likable
Included silent -e·
Judgement·
Arguement·
Likeable

These are just a few of the more common examples. When you need to know whether a word is British English or simply misspelled, try going to http://www.bbc.co.uk/. Just type your word into the search bar at the top, and if it appears in the results, you’re dealing with the Queen’s English.