Archive for December, 2010

If one of your New Year resolutions is to improve your writing style (are you reading this, clients? you know who you are) this musical style guide might help you. It was produced by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Translation (DGT): We are leading a campaign to encourage Commission officials to write more clearly. […]


  The 16th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style (CMoS) was published this year. There are of course many wonderful style guides: some are listed here. But The CMoS is the one I’m after — just look at the lovely colours on that cover! (I’ve still got the orange 15th edition; I think this […]


Here’s clue number 7 to our competition for book-lovers: Boy, he had such style in his heyday!


We’ve decided to extend the deadline to our competition until mid-day, Wednesday 15 December. Here’s another clue: Not quite Manolos, but just as stylish The clue refers to question 1; the answer to question 2 is in the blog (November posts). Answers (correct ones, naturally!) must be submitted no later than mid-day of Wednesday 15 December […]


Our competition ends at midnight tonight (UK time), so get thinking. You could win some lovely books. Here’s another clue: Mayors Richard M Daley and Richard J Daley. The clue refers to question 1; the answer to question 2 is in the blog (November posts). Answers (correct ones, naturally!) must be submitted no later than midnight […]