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Using the style guide 2
Transcript of Using the style guide 2
The BBC News Style Guide: by the British Broadcasting Corporation.
The Economist Style Guide: by The Economist (UK).
The Guardian Style Guide: by The Guardian (UK)
The Times Style and Usage Guide, by The Times.
The Associated Press Stylebook. By the Associated Press (AP).
The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage. By Allan M. Siegal and William G. Connolly.
The Wall Street Journal Guide to Business Style and Usage, by Ronald J. Alsop and the Staff of the Wall Street Journal.
Style Guide Sections Style Guide Sections 1.Where can you find information about proofreading?
2.Where can you find information on using ‘that’ and ‘which’?
3.Where can you find the definition of “(good) design separation”?
4.Where can you find rules for capitalization in quoted speech?
5. Where can you find information to cite a work written by two or three authors or authoring bodies?
6. Where can you find information about underlining?
7.Where can you find a metric conversion table?
8.Where can you find “some plain English guidelines for language choice”?
9. Where can you find out how to use quotations within quotations?
Capitalisation (120 – 135)
After the Professor left the University of Hull, he took a position with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Sandra is a Filipino Buddhist who moved from South-East Asia to southern England in June 2009.
Climate change has been held responsible for the extreme weather conditions this autumn. Last Tuesday hurricane Stan caused a Boeing 747 to crash on the runway at Miami Airport killing 15 people and injuring many more.
Numbers and measurements B (163)
Punctuation A (103)
US treads warily to preserve hope of Tehran talks Barack Obama, in his first comments since the Iranian elections, said he was "deeply troubled" by the post-election violence. But the president held back from publicly criticising Iran, anxious to avoid accusations from Tehran of interference in internal elections, and derailing Washington's diplomatic overtures to Tehran.
Obama, adopting a softly-softly approach, said it was up to Iran to determine its leaders. But he added, "I am deeply troubled by the violence that I've been seeing on television."
He said the world was inspired by the demonstrators who had taken to the streets to protest at alleged election fraud. "The democratic process, free speech, the ability of people to peacefully dissent – all those are universal values and need to be respected.“
However, he was careful to avoid any confrontational remarks that Iran could use as an excuse to rebuff his call for direct negotiations.
Adapted from MacAskill, E 2009 ‘US treads warily to preserve hope of Tehran talks’ The Guardian 16 June, viewed 20 June 2009 <http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jun/15/iran-obama-administration-election-results>