RE: Writing guides

Subject: RE: Writing guides
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riveraintech -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2012 15:37:06 -0400

Neither one! For technical writing, I would start with company
specific-rules, and then refer the general rules to the Microsoft Manual
of Style.

-----Original Message-----
From: Katarina Bovin
Sent: Friday, August 17, 2012 3:13 PM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Writing guides

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?

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