Semi-OT: CIA Style Guide surfaces

Subject: Semi-OT: CIA Style Guide surfaces
From: Michael McCallister <workingwriter -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2014 08:54:55 -0500

Quartz magazine reviews the recently-made-public CIA Style Guide:

http://qz.com/231110/writing-tips-from-the-cias-ruthless-style-manual/

Favorite line:

"As revealed in the manual, the CIA is a prescriptivist scold, a believer
in the serial comma, and a champion of âcrisp and pungentâ language âdevoid
of jargon.â

PDF Link to the guide here:
http://www.nationalsecuritylaw.org/files/received/CIA/DI_Style_Manual.pdf?_ga=1.47859108.2087773114.1404911940

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