Tag Archive: style sheet

Oct 27

7 Ways to Get Style Sheet Buy-in

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Tweet this quote.Seven tactics you can use to get buy-in for house style, today in my How To column at Copyediting.com.

How do you get buy-in? Does it even matter? What are your negotiable style points and which will you defend to the top of the mountain?


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Aug 12

How to Start a Style Sheet

A style sheet is a record of style choices made as the editor works on a document. They are usually specific to a project or client.

What the bare bones of a style sheet should note.

My template or boilerplate style sheet includes

  • dictionary preference and preference for first given spelling option,
  • style guide preference,
  • reading level,
  • British or US punctuation (for commas and quotes), and
  • number treatment.

This style sheet is jotted on the back of an envelope because the job was tiny, at the final stage, and non-repeating.

Now, my boilerplate reflects the typical subject of my work and often includes notes on the treatment of Read the rest of this entry »

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