September 15, 2004

The Guardian Style Guide

The Chicago Manual Of Style seems to be the most cited reference tome for matters such as whether to capitalize, the difference between "complementary" and "complimentary", and whether it is acceptable to split infinitives.

However, it's a guide to American English and is nearly forty quid, so I was most pleased to discover that the Guardian style guide is freely available online.

Posted by Adrian at September 15, 2004 12:26 PM | TrackBack

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The Economist style guide is also very good.

Posted by: Stephen Newton at September 15, 2004 01:39 PM

Hi Stephen, you're right. I found the Economist style guide quite readable too (rather than just something to refer to). God knows why I didn't blog about it at the time, and had forgotten all about it. Thanks!

Posted by: Adrian at September 15, 2004 02:14 PM

The MHRA style guide is available for download here. (Plug for my employers!)

Posted by: mortalwombat at September 16, 2004 11:38 AM
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