RE: Contract-Style Capitalization

Subject: RE: Contract-Style Capitalization
From: "Joe Malin" <jmalin -at- tuvox -dot- com>
To: "Kirk Turner" <royj -at- alltel -dot- net>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2005 13:49:28 -0800

Query the writer; if the writer wants it there and fully understands the
issue of keeping to this style where necessary, then you're obligated to
keep it.

I'm assuming that they want this style everywhere. If they don't, then
you have to get them to define a style guideline for it.

I find that the trickiest part of editing is knowing when to ask
questions...


Joe Malin
Technical Writer
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[mailto:techwr-l-bounces -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Kirk Turner
Sent: Sunday, November 13, 2005 11:49 AM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Contract-Style Capitalization

I am editing a manual, and the writers use a capitalization convention
that is derived from contracts. The following is an example:

**The Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) is the maximum amount that the
Owner is obligated to pay the Contractor for the construction of the
project pursuant to a defined scope of work and schedule. The GMP Change
Order is the instrument that fixes this price after much of the
preconstruction work is finished. By design, the amount of the GMP
Change Order cannot exceed the Stated Cost Limitation (SCL) for
construction. In other words, the Owner cannot authorize the Contractor
to spend more money than what is available. The GMP Proposal is an offer
made by the Contractor to facilitate the GMP Change Order.**

If the writer wants this convention included in the manual, should I
interfere? Or is this capitalization correct? It seems out of the
ordinary to me and would be difficult to maintain throughout a complex
manual. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?

Kirk

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