RE: Washington Post style guide from 1970s?

Subject: RE: Washington Post style guide from 1970s?
From: <mbaker -at- analecta -dot- com>
To: "'TECHWR-L Writing'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2016 14:39:40 -0500

Ah! Good search-foo!

While the trend is definitely towards more sentence-like search terms
(especially with voice searching becoming more of a thing), that more
query-like style can definitely dig up results sometimes.

I took a different approach, searching broadly for the document itself. For
some documents this is definitely the way to do. If you want to find the
brochure for a Ford Edsel, for instance, searching "Brochure for Ford Edsel"
will get it on the first try, but it won't find it on the Ford site. I
should have tried this approach when the broad approach did not work. There
are some amazing collections of old documents on the Web, but it is hit and
miss what's out there and where you might find it.

Of course, searching the Post site did not turn up the document itself, but
it did turn up a citable reference to it, which is probably the next best
thing.

One of the things we have to remember as writers and information architects
is that while readers are heavily search oriented, most don't have this
level of search-foo.

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[mailto:techwr-l-bounces+mbaker=analecta -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf
Of Jill Gallagher
Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 2:19 PM
To: Michael Wyland; Robert Lauriston; TECHWR-L Writing
Subject: Re: Washington Post style guide from 1970s?

Remove the e from "surely, I'll help" and we get "surly, I'll help."

;)

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Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 12:01 PM
To: Robert Lauriston; TECHWR-L Writing
Subject: RE: Washington Post style guide from 1970s?

Thanks to everyone for finding the articles and the ombudsman. I didn't
mean to start a fight on the list!


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Washington Post style guide from 1970s?: From: Michael Wyland
RE: Washington Post style guide from 1970s?: From: mbaker
Re: Washington Post style guide from 1970s?: From: Robert Lauriston
RE: Washington Post style guide from 1970s?: From: Lynne Wright
RE: Washington Post style guide from 1970s?: From: Mike Donoghue
Re: Washington Post style guide from 1970s?: From: Robert Lauriston
RE: Washington Post style guide from 1970s?: From: Michael Wyland
Re: Washington Post style guide from 1970s?: From: Jill Gallagher

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