So, when writing a story or book for publication in another country of the English-speaking sort, do you also adhere to grammar and spelling rules of English for that country? Or do you use your native dialect of English?
I do some writing and book editing for the Canadian audience, so I adhere to Canadian English for those works. Another author I know wrote and published the current novel in her Mennonite-Amish mystery series in England and followed UK English requirements. It was quite refreshing.
I am from Canada, but I used American spelling in all my writing. It seems to be in common usage. We do not have an English "dialect" to speak of, but some words are spelt slightly differently, i.e. favorite to Canadians is favourite, etc.
I am in Australia and used to change everything to US spelling, but I have since changed my spell check to Australian/UK English so write almost everything now to comply with that. Most people know where I'm from so I think they are used to it by now.
If you want a publisher from a specific country to take your material, you need to adhere to their style guide. Whatever is not specified in the style guide is discretionary.
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