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Welcome to the Doxical Style Guide
Copyright and Acknowledgements
Style Guide
Formatting
Abbreviations, initialisms, and acronyms
Art, captions, and call-outs
Bibliographies and citations
Capitalization
Computer program elements
Company names
Coordinates
Copyright notice
Credits and permissions
Cross-references
Currency
Defined terms
Equations
File names, file name extensions, and URLs
Footnotes
Lists
Measurements
Numbers
Ornamentation
Quotations
Post-nominals
Special characters
Symbols
Tables
Telephone numbers
Terms of government
Time
Job titles and professional qualifications
Hyphenation
Why do we need hyphenation?
Hyphenating compounds
Hyphenating Prefixes and Suffixes
Punctuation
Apostrophe ’
Colon :
Comma ,
Ellipsis …
Em dash —
En dash –
Parentheses and brackets ([ ])
Period . (full stop)
Question mark ?
Quotation mark “”
Semicolon ;
Other symbols / ~ @ # &
Hierarchy
Language
Accessible documentation
Americanisms
Anthropomorphism
Bias-free communication
Foreign words and phrases
Humour
Idioms
International considerations
Jargon
Spelling
Vulgarisms
Grammar and Style
Art
Ambiguity
Conjunctions
Contractions
Dangling modifiers
Formal vs informal
Gerunds
Modal verbs
Mood
Negative construction
Nominalizations
Nouns
Number
Paragraphs
Parallelism
Person
Plurals
Possessives
Prepositions
Pronouns
Sentences
Set-offs
Speech vs writing
Tense
Verbs
Voice
Wordiness
Writing style
Planning and Design
What is effective writing?
Know your audience
The quality control process
Document requirements
Document structures
The parts of a document
Types of documents
Numbering sections, pages, tables, and figures
Titles and headings
Creating an outline
Practical writing tips
Creating an index
Usage
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H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
Writing Tools
Microsoft Word
Adobe FrameMaker
Glossaries
Grammar
Glossary of Terms
Mining
Abbreviations and Symbols
Glossary of Terms
Shipping
International Commercial Terms