Creating and Maintaining an In-House Style Guide

The editing team participated in an Editors Canada webinar in January 2017: “Creating and Maintaining In-House Style Guides” presented by Elizabeth Macfie. It was a great webinar, and I’m sure we will discuss her ideas often in 2017 as we improve and revise our OL style guide.

Elizabeth covered her process for building and maintaining a style guide, and she offered some suggestions and examples for how to organize a style guide and how to get admin and peer “buy-in” for the project.

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TRU-OL Social Sciences Style Guide 

Thanks Mona for bringing this up: Some older courses include a link to TRU-OL Social Sciences Style Guide in the course guide. This guide was created to help students write academic papers. It tells how to write citations and gives instructions on the formatting and structure of papers. Unfortunately, the document is out-of-date for MLA and APA citations. For example, it refers to the fifth edition of the APA Publication Manual but students should use the sixth edition now. For up-to-date alternatives, consider the following: