A style guide or style manual is a set of standards for the writing and design of documents, either for general use or for a specific publication, organization or field. The implementation of a style guide provides uniformity in style and formatting within a document and across multiple documents. A set of standards for a specific organization is often known as “house style”.
As English is the most common language of science, literature and media around the globe, there are several spelling and writing style guides published for this language. AP Style Guide, The New York Times Style Guide, APA, MLA and Oxford Style are among the most established guidelines.
Dragoman has developed several style guides and translation approach files for its major clients based on international resouces mentioned above. Core elements of Dragoman Style evolve around plain language principles including clarity, fluency, readability and understandability.