Format guide

aka Foam Publishing™ in-house style guidelines

suggestions in consideration of the designer's convenience ;-)

…for final import-ready docs
  • cleaned up as much as possible (whitespace, etc.)
  • rtf format preserving local formatting only (bold, italics, etc.)
    • NOTE: ill have to check up on this, but i think either .txt or .doc are preferable, as indesign (if we are using it) does style, footnote and reference translation from .doc –nik
  • and optionally, basic style indications (headings, subheadings, body text)
style/formatting guidelines

following are some key texts which constitute signposts for any judgements in matters of style, and rationales for editorial dictatorship.

  • Ritter, R. M. 2002. The Oxford Guide to Style. Oxford University Press.
  • Swan, Michael. 1980. Practical English Usage. Oxford University Press.
  • Strunk, William Jr. and E.B. White. 2000. The Elements of Style. 4th ed. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
  • Gowers, Ernest and Bruce Fraser. 1979. The Complete Plain Words. Harmondsworth: Penguin.
  • Angus, Joseph. 1862. Hand-Book of the English Tongue: For the Use of Students and Others. London: The Religious Tract Society. ;-)

special notes

  • citation style to be confirmed