RE: Style guides?

Subject: RE: Style guides?
From: "Barbara Philbrick" <caslon -at- alltel -dot- net>
To: "'Lisa C. Boyd'" <lisab -at- lisaboyd -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2005 14:43:13 -0500

I like the Microsoft Manual of Style (especially if you are doing
Windows-based software documentation). I also like the _Handbook of
Technical Writing_ by Gerald J Alred, Charles T Brusaw, Walter E Oliu, which
I believe began life as a style guide.

_The Elements of Typographic Style_ by Robert Bringhurst is also useful, as
are Robin Williams' books in the "Mac is not a Typewriter" vein.

Good luck,

Barb


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Subject: Style guides?

Being new to technical writing and wanting to do things right from the
start, what style guides do you recommend? Recent discussions on the list
have tested me in what I thought were the right ways to write terms. So what
are the "must haves" in style guides?

Thanks and Merry Christmas,
Lisa B.
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