Phone numbers

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No brackets around area codes. So it’s 01234 567890 not (01234) 567890.


Format London numbers like this: 020 7123 4567. That’s because 020 is the area code, not o207 or o208 (if you’re in London and calling The Writer you only need to dial 7940 7540 from a landline).

Non-London numbers only have one space in them. 

Mobile numbers should have a space after the first five digits. So it’s 07977 123456.

If you’re writing for an international audience, drop the zero – so our number is +44 20 7940 7540. If it’s for British and international, do it like this: +44 (0)20 7940 7540.

For US numbers, it goes like this: 646 568 3181. If you’re calling the US from abroad, include the international dialling code: +1 646 568 3181.