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The IBM Style Guide: Conventions for Writers and Editors

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The IBM Style Guide distills IBM wisdom for developing superior content: information that is consistent, clear, concise, and easy to translate. The IBM Style Guide can help any organization improve and standardize content across authors, delivery mechanisms, and geographic locations.

This expert guide contains practical guidance on topic-based writing, writing content for different media types, and writing for global audiences.

Throughout, the authors illustrate the guidance with many examples of correct and incorrect usage.

Writers and editors will find authoritative guidance on issues ranging from structuring information to writing usable procedures to presenting web addresses to handling cultural sensitivities.

The guidelines cover these topics:

  • Using language and grammar to write clearly and consistently
  • Applying punctuation marks and special characters correctly
  • Formatting, organizing, and structuring information so that it is easy to find and use
  • Using footnotes, cross-references, and links to point readers to valuable, related information
  • Presenting numerical information clearly
  • Documenting computer interfaces to make it easy for users to achieve their goals
  • Writing for diverse audiences, including guidelines for improving accessibility
  • Preparing clear and effective glossaries and indexes
The IBM Style Guide can help any organization or individual create and manage content more effectively. The guidelines are especially valuable for businesses that have not previously adopted a corporate style guide, for anyone who writes or edits for IBM as an employee or outside contractor, and for anyone who uses modern approaches to information architecture.

About the Author

Francis DeRespinis, Peter Hayward, Jana Jenkins, Amy Laird, Leslie McDonald, and Eric Radzinski are members of the IBM Style and Word Usage Council, a workgroup of senior editors who represent key product brands in IBM.

Table of Contents

Abbreviations

Abbreviations, various

Latin abbreviations

Audience

Accessibility

Culturally-sensitive information

International audiences

Names

Books: Back matter, front matter, general guidelines

Capitalization topics

Cross-references

Web addresses and IP addresses

Figures and tables

Callouts in illustrations

Captions and legends

Figures and tables

Screen captures

Glossaries

Grammar and style

Active voice or passive voice

Anthropomorphism

Compounds and hyphenation

Contractions

Idioms and colloquialisms

Indefinite articles

Person, point of view

Plurals

Possessives

Prefixes

Prepositions

Pronouns, personal

Slashes and backslashes

That in clauses

Verbs

Which, that, and who highlighting

Indexes

Information structure

Footnotes

Headings and subdivisions of text

Revisions

Interfaces

GUI Elements

Interface and device labels

Keyboard keys

Menu instructions and navigation

Mouse buttons

Special characters

Lists

Alphabetization methods

Definition lists

Lists

Procedures

Messages

Miscellaneous formatting

Dates

Dimensions notes in text

Telephone numbers

Temperature

Times of day

Numbers

Mathematical equations

Percentages

SI Metric and English units

Product names

Version, release, and modification levels

Punctuation

Colons

Commas

Cross-references

Dashes

Exclamation points

Parentheses

Periods

Quotation marks

Semicolons

Technical

Agent names

Architectures, operating systems, and transmission protocols

Bits, bytes, and words

Code

Command syntax

Commands and subcommands

Engineering notation

File names, directory names, and object types

Programming statements

Word usage

Use "type" or "enter"

Topic based guidelines

Product Details

ISBN:
9780132101301
Author:
Derespinis, Francis
Publisher:
IBM Press
Author:
Radzinski, Eric
Author:
Laird, Amy
Author:
DeRespinis, Francis
Author:
Jenkins, Jana
Author:
McDonald, Leslie
Author:
Hayward, Peter
Subject:
Desktop Publishing - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
IBM Press
Publication Date:
20110729
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.04 x 7.02 x 0.93 in 644 gr

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Desktop Publishing » General
Languages » ESL » General
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