Re: Style Guide or Style Edict?

Subject: Re: Style Guide or Style Edict?
From: Stephen Arrants <arrants -at- BRIGHTWARE -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 1997 10:36:48 -0800

On Thursday, January 16, 1997 10:36 AM, Nyman,
Rikki[SMTP:Rikki -dot- Nyman -at- ALLIEDSIGNAL -dot- COM] wrote:
> 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?

If the writers and editors do whatever they want, and ignore the style
guide, it is time to revise the style guide.
Why are they ignoring it?
What parts of it are useless?
What styles and stylistic conventions aren't used any more?

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