Re: Writing guides

Subject: Re: Writing guides
From: Margaret Cekis <margaret -dot- cekis -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: Katarina Bovin <office -at- abc-tech -dot- se>
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2012 20:30:47 +0000 (UTC)

Katarina Bovin asked about 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.
...Which one of thee two would you chose if you are a technical writer,
writing for a global audience, not just USA?"
For a global audience, I might consider The Economist Style Guide, which is available in print. (You can probably preview it on It was also available online at until a few days ago, but it has been temporarily removed while The Economist's website is being reconfigured with a new CMS. It's expected to be available online again in a few days. Unless the US market will provide the bulk of your company's sales, your company may not want their documentation style to favor the US.
Margaret Cekis, Johns Creek GA

Create and publish documentation through multiple channels with Doc-To-Help. Choose your authoring formats and get any output you may need.

Try Doc-To-Help, now with MS SharePoint integration, free for 30-days.


You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-leave -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com

Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit for more resources and info.

Looking for articles on Technical Communications? Head over to our online magazine at

Looking for the archived Techwr-l email discussions? Search our public email archives @

Writing guides: From: Katarina Bovin

Previous by Author: RE: The Works
Next by Author: RE: Principles, practices, and patterns approach to writing styleguides? (was: Writing guides)
Previous by Thread: RE: Writing guides
Next by Thread: RE: Writing guides

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads