RE: Writing guides

Subject: RE: Writing guides
From: "Porrello, Leonard" <lporrello -at- illumina -dot- com>
To: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>, 'Dan Goldstein' <DGoldstein -at- riveraintech -dot- com>, "'techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2012 20:02:29 +0000

Even if you aren't documenting software?

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From: techwr-l-bounces+lporrello=illumina -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+lporrello=illumina -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Cardimon, Craig
Sent: Friday, August 17, 2012 12:36 PM
To: 'Dan Goldstein'; 'techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com'
Subject: RE: Writing guides

Me, too. I recommend the MMOS, 4th Edition.

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From: techwr-l-bounces+ccardimon=m-s-g -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+ccardimon=m-s-g -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Dan Goldstein
Sent: Friday, August 17, 2012 3:37 PM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: Writing guides

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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References:
Writing guides: From: Katarina Bovin
RE: Writing guides: From: Dan Goldstein
RE: Writing guides: From: Cardimon, Craig

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