Re: Disagreeing with house styles

Subject: Re: Disagreeing with house styles
From: Peter Hirons <peter -at- galley -dot- ie>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 05 Jan 2012 15:18:31 +0000

I think I'd find out who was the owner of the style guide and start a discussion. As the sole writer you should be in a good position to change things.

If the person who wrote the guide is still there you need to explain that the language evolves, if not then just say they were wrong :-)

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Peter

On 05.01.2012 10:27, Sion Lane wrote:

Hi all,

I've recently joined a new company and, on review of the doc set I am
working on, found some terms that I considered to be incorrect -
specifically 'voice mail' and 'web site'. I initially assumed that this was
down to the previous writer, howeverthis is the preferred usage according
to the house style guide, which specifically says 'do not use
voicemail/website'.

It jars every time I see these terms and I am uncomfortable using them in
my docs. Do I just suck it up and use what I consider to be outmoded
terminology? I am a sole author at this site and don't know who the
owner/originator of the style guide is, or how widely the style guide is
used company-wide.

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