The Analyst’s Style Manual
The Analyst’s Style Manual is a product intended to assist student analysts with the many perplexing and complex rules they should follow in producing written intelligence products. When to capitalize? When to use numerals? When to spell out numbers? Where does a comma go? How to abbreviate? When to abbreviate? The list of questions goes on. The answers are in this manual.
Follow these rules when you write intelligence products. Doing so keeps decisionmakers from being distracted by poor writing, spelling or grammar. Doing so also keeps products consistent. Inconsistency can be just as distracting as mistakes.