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Evening Star style guide for writers. (UK newspaper).
May be of some value to those seeking to write clearly for other
disciplines.

       http://www.eveningstar.co.uk/style/main.asp

Aim appears to be well dumbed down (and therefore, hopefully,
understandable) prose.
(The use of hopefully in the preceding sentence contravenes their
guidelines).

Surprisingly interesting to read. YMMV.

Some points are a matter of style (of course) and some are just plain wrong
(IMHO of course)
eg "medieval" and "A hotel" respectively. Some are pedantic
(decimate)(correct, but hardly current usage). While it had not occurred to
me, there is no golden wedding anniversary :-). To find how (not) to deal
with gaol you must look under its US alternative. O.K. is not OK.

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