From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
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 of a document.
A set of standards for a specific organization is often known as "house style". Style guides are common for general and specialized use, for the general reading and writing audience, and for students and scholars of various academic disciplines, medicine, journalism, the law, government, business, and industry.
Organizations advocating for social minorities sometimes establish what they believe to be fair and correct language treatment of their audiences.
Many style guides are revised periodically to accommodate changes in conventions and usage. The Associated Press, for example, revises its stylebook annually.
- Disputed usage
- English writing style
- List of style guides
- Prescription and description
- Sentence spacing in language and style guides