What is a writing style guide?

Writing Style Guide

A style guide is a set of standards that contains guidelines and conventions for how you express your writing and how you format your writing.

Some of the standards are based on rules and some may be based on accepted practice, many of them have alternatives. These alternatives are neither right nor wrong but are a matter of choice. Every writer and every company must make a decision about the style they will adopt: for example, there are several ways to format lists and there are several ways to write the time and date. Style, unlike grammar, changes as it reflects current common usage.

All writers and all companies must make style choices and stay with them to produce consistent and uniform writing and documentation. By adopting a writing style guide in your organisation it brings significant benefits to the business.

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