RE: The Microsoft Style Guide is Online and Free

Subject: RE: The Microsoft Style Guide is Online and Free
From: "Wright, Lynne" <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- Kronos -dot- com>
To: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:58:35 +0000

Yeeeeeaah. Lot of toxic issues in action there.

But that situation is now defunct; and on quiet evenings, I sometimes like to sit and quietly reflect on scenarios where those writers are now burning in some kind of hell in which they are forced to try to assemble and configure a machine that would allow them to leave and get to heaven (or Heaven); but the instructions are so confusing and full of holes that they are doomed to spend all of eternity trying to figure them out.


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From: techwr-l-bounces+lynne -dot- wright=kronos -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+lynne -dot- wright=kronos -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Robert Lauriston
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Subject: Re: The Microsoft Style Guide is Online and Free

Sounds like some bad hiring choices in action there.

On Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 11:38 AM, Wright, Lynne <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- kronos -dot- com> wrote:
> Yes, consistency is important... but the least of my concerns as a technical editor was getting the writing team to capitalize words consistently according to what was proscribed in the style guide... it was getting them to produce content that was complete, accurate, and written clearly without starting a passive-aggressive campaign of terror if I dared to suggest that their first-draft text needed some work.
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> On Behalf Of Robert Lauriston
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> Some customers will notice if you don't pick one and stick with it.
> Inconsistency is unprofessional and reflects badly on the company's hiring choices and management. ...
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References:
The Microsoft Style Guide is Online and Free: From: Craig Cardimon
Re: The Microsoft Style Guide is Online and Free: From: Mike Starr
RE: The Microsoft Style Guide is Online and Free: From: Cardimon, Craig
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Re: The Microsoft Style Guide is Online and Free: From: Robert Lauriston
RE: The Microsoft Style Guide is Online and Free: From: Wright, Lynne
Re: The Microsoft Style Guide is Online and Free: From: Robert Lauriston
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