Re: Style guides?

Subject: Re: Style guides?
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Lisa C. Boyd" <lisab -at- lisaboyd -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2005 22:18:23 -0500

I suggest starting with the basics: Microsoft Manual of style and/or
Sun's style guide (if writing for software), and the Chicago manual of
Style. From there, roll your own and point to pre-fab ones where you
don't differ in style.

I have an old hard copy of the WIRED style guide... it's good for a
laugh but not much else these days. The green pages are quite
attractive. ;-)

On 12/23/05, Lisa C. Boyd <lisab -at- lisaboyd -dot- com> wrote:
> 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?

Bill Swallow
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