Editorial Style Guide: I

i.e. Means “that is”; do not confuse with e.g., which means “for example.” It is followed by a comma.

Indian, American Indian. AP gives preference to American Indian, though “Native American” may also be used in UC Davis news releases and publications, depending upon the wishes of the individual(s) cited in the story. If “Indian” is used, be careful to adequately distinguish from East Indian.

initials. See the abbreviations and acronyms entry and the “individuals” heading under the names entry.

in-residence. Hyphenate and, in most cases, lowercase when used generically or following an individual’s name: The department had an artist-in-residence during each of the past five spring quarters. Jan Conroy, the department’s professor-in-residence, will be on campus until April. Many other American universities have artist-in-residence programs. However, since professor-in-residence and artist-in-residence are formal titles rather than occupational titles, they should be capitalized before a person’s name: When will Artist-in-Residence Scott Adams give his lecture? Granada Artists-in-Residence Program. Capitalize, also, when used as part of a formal name: William Gaskill, Granada Artist-in-Residence.

information superhighway. Lowercased.

in regard to. Not “in regards to.”

Internet. Capitalize.