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From giacomo <giac...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [vote] Diana Shannon as Documentation Coordinator
Date Wed, 17 Apr 2002 05:12:31 GMT
On Tue, 16 Apr 2002, Diana Shannon wrote:

>
> Giacomo wrote:
>
> >
> >> 8. Develop style guide and author's tips for all future submissions.
> >
> > How does the Forrest project play into this?
>
> I have been lurking on the Forrest list for a while now as well.
>
> By style guide, I am referring to editorial and copy style, not
> presentation style. These are conventions editors follow to achieve a
> consistent form of expression within a set of documents authored by
> different people.
>
> Examples include guidelines like
>    1. One sentence, one idea.
>    2. Active over passive voice.
>    3. Avoid use of colloquialisms (common expressions in English that
> non-native speakers may fail to understand)
>    etc.

Ok, good. Thanks for explaining.

Giacomo


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