Section Four Numbers
Write out numbers zero through ten, numbers above ten represent with numerical digits.
Rule  Instruction  Example  

Writing Out Numbers zero through ten 
Write out all numbers zero through ten, unless they are part of the following:

These are two of the ideas that I want to share. Spoken: Shown on screen: Transcribe as:


Numerals for Numbers 11 and above 
Incorrect: This new policy will affect roughly 400 thousand people in New Mexico. 


Imprecise Number Amounts 
Examples: a few hundred, a few thousand, a million 


Range of Numbers and Consistency 



Ordinal Numbers – First, Second, Third, etc. 



Roman Numerals 
Use Roman numerals to describe sequences like in wars, events, or people. 
World War II, King John II, 

Percentages


Spoken: Transcribe as: 

Decimal Numbers 
If the number is less than one, then use a leading 0 before the decimal point. 
0.7 seconds, 0.5%


Year 
No apostrophe necessary when referencing the time period.

The 1980s, the 60s 

Age 
Don’t add zeros when referencing age range or quantity. 
She is probably in her thirties. He wrote hundreds of pages. 
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