Re: RE: Writing guides

Subject: Re: RE: Writing guides
From: Nicole Salisbury-Gaumont <nicole -dot- gaumont -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Robart, Kay" <Kay -dot- Robart -at- tea -dot- state -dot- tx -dot- us>
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2012 22:33:34 +0100

Hi Katarina,

I would think that this is a commercial decision that needs to be based on
your company's target audience.

If your main market is Europe, you will find that most people in the UK
would expect you to follow the Oxford Style Guide for style conventions and
Microsoft for technological conventions.

My understanding is that Chicago style is the de facto style standard in

I don't know if anyone else out there is finding the Microsoft guide a bit
rigid and past its time though - I find myself looking at Apple style just
as often now.

On 17 Aug 2012 22:53, "Robart, Kay" <Kay -dot- Robart -at- tea -dot- state -dot- tx -dot- us> wrote:

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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