Re: A Far Broader Question

Subject: Re: A Far Broader Question
From: "Wayne J. Douglass" <wayned -at- VERITY -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 1997 10:18:48 -0800

At 11:36 AM 2/11/97 -0800, Kim Shaw wrote:

>Here's the table of contents from my (little) company's style guide.
>Two caveats: I consider the style guide a work in progress, and it does
>not duplicate guidelines from Chicago -- our major style authority.
>
>WRITING STANDARDS
>Clear Writing

The standard bromides about clear writing (use the active voice, watch
pronoun antecedents, and blah, blah, blah) are always included in a company
or department style guide, but as I grow older I wonder about their
usefulness. If you're going to cobble together recommendations from various
sources, why not simply use them directly - like the Chicago Manual of Style?

--Wayne Douglass

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