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