Re: A Far Broader Question

Subject: Re: A Far Broader Question
From: KLShaw <KLShaw -at- IX -dot- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 17 Feb 1997 22:19:11 -0800

Barb Philbrick wrote:

<< Has anyone successfully created a usable style guide that says
something like, "We use the CMoS and The Handbook of Technical Writing
as our base sources. Any deviations from these sources are documented in
this style guide."? >>

Yes, that's exactly what I did in my style guide, successfully or
otherwise. I see no reason to reinvent the wheel when very complete
style manuals are already available. I think the trick is to document
whatever you do differently or expand on rules that aren't fully covered
in your chosen authority.

Kim Shaw
Words & Graphics Inc.
KLShaw -at- ix -dot- netcom -dot- com

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