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In over 15 years writing the only UK style guides I've come across have been:
one or two house styles
In most cases they were so wooly as to next to useless - a lot of it was a
matter of interpretation. At one place I worked we got around this by:
creating a model chapter detailing how heading, body text, lists etc
were done. This was the main reference -in essence it was a template
that eveyone followed. (Being for the MoD we got it signed off
A list of preferred spelling, abbreviations etc.
This was initially going to be the basis of a style guide but it never got that
far - what was there worked fine and nobody saw the need (or had the time!) to
progress it any further.
If you're creating your own in-house guide then I'd suggest you sit down and
decide exactly what you NEED in it, what you'd LIKE in it and go from there.
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