Style Guide or Style Edict?

Subject: Style Guide or Style Edict?
From: "Nyman, Rikki" <Rikki -dot- Nyman -at- ALLIEDSIGNAL -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 1997 11:36:00 -0700

Lisa Higgins wrote -

* Look at the style guide. Is it draconian or fairly open to
interpretation? (This is another matter of preference. You'll never
guess which side I land on.)*

How are style guides used at your company? Ours falls under the
draconian "you must do it this way" approach -- the result is a fair
number of writers and editors who deliberately (and defiantly) do what
ever they think is appropriate. Do you use a guide as a basic direction
or is it cast in stone?

Just curious.

Rikki
rikki -dot- nyman -at- alliedsignal -dot- com

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