Writing guides

Subject: Writing guides
From: Katarina Bovin <office -at- abc-tech -dot- se>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2012 21:13:26 +0200

Dear all technical writers,

Do you have any opinion of the style guides; the Chicago Manual of Style
and the GPO Style Manual? Then I would be delighted to share your view.

Background: The company I work for has a global operation, and is based in
Sweden. In our writing guide for English we would like to include company
specific rules only, and then refer the general rules to either the Chicago
Manual of Style or the GPO Style Manual.

Which one of thee two would you chose if you are a technical writer,
writing for a global audience, not just USA?

What I have heard is that the GPO Style Manual is more directed to
technical writing and reduced to half of the size of the Chicago Manual of
style. However, would the GPO Style Manual suit the global market or is it
too Americanized?

Thank you in advance for your expericenes and tips.

Best Regards,

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