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Why bother with a style guide?

If you write or edit more than one document a day or work with other writers and editors, you need a style guide to provide guidance on style (language conventions with respect to spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and typographic arrangement and … Continue reading

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How do you feel about the Chicago Manual of Style?

Why don’t you want to use the Chicago Manual of Style for most technical and business writing? (Because Chicago was intended to govern academic writing style.) Instead, The Gregg Reference Manual is a better choice for your business and technical writing. Continue reading

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The Yahoo! Style Guide

I just learned of the Yahoo! Style Guide online (you can buy it for $14.95 on Amazon). The online version has some interesting quick links; I was fascinated by their word list (is it 24/7 or 24-7?) You can download … Continue reading

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The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers

Recently, a client required me to edit their medical manuscript to the style manual Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers (7th edition). This style manual, published by the Council of Science Editors in 2006, … Continue reading

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Finally! The Gregg Reference Manual is online!

I just discovered that the Gregg Reference Manual: A Manual of Style, Grammar, Usage, and Formatting, 10th edition is online. For the last 30 years, I’ve touted this book as a good reference for people who want to make sure … Continue reading

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