RE: Writing guides

Subject: RE: Writing guides
From: "Robart, Kay" <Kay -dot- Robart -at- tea -dot- state -dot- tx -dot- us>
To: "Katarina Bovin" <office -at- abc-tech -dot- se>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2012 15:52:48 -0500

What is your industry? I have used the Chicago Manual of Style for
years, but as I work for the software industry, I also use the Microsoft
Style Guide. I don't have any experience with GPO.

Kay Robart

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On Behalf Of Katarina Bovin
Sent: Friday, August 17, 2012 2:13 PM
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Subject: Writing guides

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,
Katarina

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