Glossary

We’ve curated a glossary of terms regarding all things writing and publishing related. From commonly-used terms to abbreviations, our glossary will guide writers and people starting out in publishing, to cut through the jargon and gain a better understanding. 

Abbreviation
Short form of a word or group of words. Abbreviations include shortenings, contractions, initialisms and acronyms.   A more extensive list of grammatical terms is included in The Right Word: A Writer’s Toolkit of Grammar, Vocabulary and Literary Terms (Bloomsbury 2021)  © Bloomsbury Publishing Plc 2021
 
Acronym
Abbreviation formed from parts of other words, for example, COVID- 19 (for coronavirus disease 2019), or an initialism that has become a word in its own right, for example, UNESCO (for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).   A more extensive list of grammatical terms is included in The Right Word: A Writer’s Toolkit of Grammar, Vocabulary and Literary Terms (Bloomsbury 2021)  © Bloomsbury Publishing Plc 2021