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Creating a House Style

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If your organization creates documents of any kind—books, reports, websites, training materials, brochures, newsletters, procedures manuals—then you need a house style. A good house style guide can improve the professionalism and clarity of your documents, as well as save time during the writing and editing process. In this seminar, you’ll learn how to create, apply, and maintain a professional house style guide that suits the particular needs of your organization. 

Topics covered include
the elements of editorial style,
creating clear, usable style guidelines,
making the best use of published style books,
choosing a style that fits your documents,
following your chosen style,
deciding when to break style “rules,” and
maintaining your style guide through time and turnover.

d'Anjou Elizabeth d’Anjou teaches copy editing and grammar at Ryerson University and has more than 20 years of experience editing for a diverse clientele, from textbook publishers to corporations to non-profit agencies and government departments. She estimates she has used more than 100 different house styles. Elizabeth is the director of standards for Editors Canada.

Tuesday, March 22 
1 PM to 4:30 PM 
Registration – $125 members, $155 non-members (HST extra) 
Early Registration (to March 10) – $110 members, $135 non-members (HST extra)
Oakham House, Layton Room, Ryerson University 
55 Gould Street