Re: The Microsoft Style Guide is Online and Free

Subject: Re: The Microsoft Style Guide is Online and Free
From: Matt Danda <mdanda -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2018 14:19:51 +0000 (UTC)

I skimmed the style guide. My first impression is that it seems to be a lot less Type-A than previous style guides. It's kind of like they're giving up and saying, "Here's a few pointers, take 'em or leave 'em, but just keep it consistent."

Not sure having serious editorial expertise really matters any more.

-Matt


Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2018 15:23:05 -0800
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Subject: Re: The Microsoft Style Guide is Online and Free
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Thinking more about this, no one who distributes a PDF like that is
qualified to publish an editorial style guide.

I don't think anyone with serious editorial expertise was involved.
Looking at the LinkedIn profiles of the three main people, one has a
branding / corporate communications background and the other two are
techies.

On Sat, Feb 17, 2018 at 10:11 AM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com> wrote:
> ... The PDF is garbage, just a machine-generated dump of the web version,
> with all the links pointing to the web site.


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