UM terminology database
This database includes six categories of terms in both Dutch and English, to help you translate UM-related vocabulary consistently and accurately.
Maastricht University style guide
Produced in 2008 by Translation and Editing Service staff, this style guide holds suggestions for consistent and correct use of English grammar and punctuation, for example, as well as style for various types of texts within the university.
European Commission style guide
This is a useful source to turn to for dealing with English-language style issues in mainland Europe.
BBC news style guide
This British broadcaster’s style guide is a useful and interesting read, with many style tips such as how to deal with wordiness and jargon.
With its motto ‘Fighting for crystal clear communication’, the Plain English Campaign aims to eradicate gobbledygook and jargon to make public information more reader friendly. This is not about ‘dumbing down’, but rather about ensuring that information is direct, truthful and understandable. The website explains the campaign and the readability research that underpins it, and provides useful tips for your own writing.
The Society for English-Native-Speaking Editors (SENSE) is the national association for English-language professionals in the Netherlands.