GWRJ Style Sheet

Purpose: To create a quick reference for editing articles and the whole GWRJ manuscript by compiling a document style sheet.

Goals:

  • to learn how to create a style sheet for editing purposes
  • to save time in editing later on
  • to better edit for consistency across multiple documents in the same text
  • to compile styles local to GWRJ for later creation of a style guide for the GWRJ editors

Instructions:

Read the section “Document Style Sheet” starting on p. 188 of Technical Editing. Following the instructions the authors provide in that section on what to gather/record, create a running list of terms, etc., based on the GWRJ articles you’ve read so far (and skim the rest as part of this assignment). Format that list into a style sheet useful for your reference. Use Figure 8.3 in the book as an example, although yours does not have to look exactly like that.

Due: Wednesday, February 29, 2pm. Uploaded to Dropbox folder /assignment-turnin/style-sheets/ with the filename “stylesheet-YOURFIRSTNAME.doc”.