The one-page editorial style guide

 

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The Australian Government Solicitor devised a 16-page editorial style guide that was distributed to all staff in 2011. While generally pleased with its adoption, we realised that busy lawyers don’t always have time to look up a style recommendation — even in a 16-page guide, let alone the Commonwealth Style manual! So in 2012 we developed an even quicker, one-page guide as a statement of the main principles and rules.

David Whitbread is the Corporate Communications Manager at the Australian Government Solicitor in Canberra. He has formerly been the Head of Graphic Design at the University of Canberra and the Design Director of the Australian Government Publishing Service. He is the author of The design manual (2nd edition, UNSW Press, 2009) and was art director and one of the co-authors of the Commonwealth Style manual for authors, editors and printers (6th edition, Wiley, 2002).