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Plain language: the clear choice
We have a model style guide that we can tailor for your organisation. Versions of our guide are already being used at AMP Limited, National Australia Bank and Freehills.
We recommend that your guide includes examples of "before and after" rewrites of real-life samples of the documents in your organisation. These examples need to:
Your style guide should also refer your people to other model documents that are available on the organisation's intranet. We can help you prepare those other documents.
Reworking our style guide to suit your needs is faster and simpler than creating a document from scratch.
We would rework our existing document by:
We would deliver that draft for your review and produce a second draft based on your review of the first draft. After you have circulated the document we would prepare a final version based on that wider review.
Some people can be precious about style guides and passionate about their particular linguistic, grammar or punctuation preferences. These firmly-held positions can make finalising and introducing a style guide a tricky process.
Introducing the Words and Beyond style guide is not a tricky process. We help you deal with those people and their entrenched positions. And we recognise that the document is your document, so you have control over its contents.