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Writing => Authors' Resource Centre => Topic started by: Alice, a Country Gal on August 13, 2015, 09:17:12 AM

Title: Oxford University Style Guide - Thanks go to Smurf for this one
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on August 13, 2015, 09:17:12 AM
 
I found Alice's links in Author's Resource Center on The Use of Dashes very useful, but I knew the UK had some different approaches to the technicalities of English. When I went looking, I found the University of Oxford's Style Guide:

University of Oxford Style Guide:
http://www.ox.ac.uk/sites/files/oxford/media_wysiwyg/University%20of%20Oxford%20Style%20Guide.pdf

Glossary to Style Guide:
http://www.ox.ac.uk/sites/files/oxford/media_wysiwyg/University%20of%20Oxford%20Glossaries.pdf

Might be useful for anyone who wants to know how to write English proper ;)

More seriously, if you are writing for a non-American English market - e.g. the UK and possibly countries in the Commonwealth - especially technical writing, it might be worth a look. There are points which are specific to Oxford University, but there are a lot of general points covering both general English, and specifically UK English, styles.

Hope it's of help.