Style guides serve an important role, establishing guidelines to improve communication, ensure consistency, and enforce best practices in composition, presentation, and language, and representing the specific needs of the business and it’s customers. Most organizations adopt one of the major manuals of style and develop an internal “house style” that further defines the voice, tone, and vocabulary. Learn about all the different types so that when asked whether you have a style guide, information model, or specification, you can relate!
In this session, you’ll learn how style guides can help with collaboration and improve consistency. I’ll describe the different kinds of style guides, what each contains, and when you need them. We’ll talk about the different kinds of style guides and what each one covers. We’ll normalize some vocabulary so that you will always know what someone else means.
TC Dojo Master
Liz Fraley, Single-Sourcing Solutions, is the creator of the TC Dojo. A serial entrepreneur, she’s founded two companies, sits on the boards of three non-profits, and is constantly coming up with new ways to share knowledge in the technical communications and content industries. She has worked in high-tech and government sectors, at companies of all different sizes (from startups to huge enterprises). She advocates approaches that directly improve organizational efficiency, productivity, and interoperability. If you ask her, she’ll say she’s happiest when those around her are successful.
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