Looking for a Good (US) English Technical Style Guide
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Julianne Rowland  Identity Verified
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Mar 4, 2007

Can anyone recommend an authoritative style guide for technical English (preferably US English)? I am looking for something that would cover such things as the correct notation for such things as data transmission rates (kbit/s, Mbit/s, etc.) and other units of measure, as well as more general style conventions.

A CD ROM version would be a bonus.


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A few... Mar 4, 2007

The IEEE style guide looks pretty good for me. It does have sections on units of measure.

http://standards.ieee.org/guides/style/2007_Style_Manual.pdf

The Apple Publications Style Guide, chock full of units of measurement in the IT field and how to use them:

http://developer.apple.com/documentation/UserExperience/Conceptual/APStyleGuide/AppleStyleGuide2006.pdf

IBM Style (for obvious reasons):
http://www-03.ibm.com/easy/page/1387/$File/IBM_Style.pdf

All the best!

[Edited at 2007-03-04 20:27]


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Thanks for the References! Mar 4, 2007

Hi Viktoria,

Thank you so much for the references. They are a goldmine of information!

Best regards,

Julianne


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No problem! Mar 4, 2007

Hey, it's always a pleasure to help - it was easy!

By the way, IBM Style is a great document - detailed and written in a style a 6th grader can understand.

All the best!


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