RE: Style guide mindmap

Subject: RE: Style guide mindmap
From: "Bartels, Mary" <Mary -dot- Bartels -at- ejgallo -dot- com>
To: "Rob Hudson" <caveatrob -at- gmail -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 12:23:51 -0700


What or who is behind this venture? Has this been suggested to you by one of
your colleagues? I think this might be a worthwhile effort if you can create
a business case for it. This business case would include, but not be limited
to, tech writers and tech writing departments clamoring for a mind map to
develop their own style guide. I define something coming out of academia as
worthwhile if it will be snatched up by the business world and put to good
use. Me? I love style guides. A "mind map" to develop a style guide sounds
like fun, but I don't know if it is really worthwhile.

Mary Bartels

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Behalf Of Rob Hudson
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 12:04 PM
Subject: Style guide mindmap

Hi all,

I'd like to post a tentative mind map that describes the issues and
"checkpoints" one might consider when developing a style guide.

I plan to pull from many sources and come up with a comprehensive map
from which a documenter could glean a complete style guide.

Is this a worthwhile effort, do you think?

Rob Hudson
PhD Student, Technical Comm. and Rhetoric
Composition Assessment Software Developer
Texas Tech University


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