What is a style guide?

I often see you talk about ‘style guides’ but I don’t really understand what they are. What’s a style guide and why does my organisation need one? When writers and editors talk about ‘style’ or ‘house style’, we mean the writing, spelling and grammar conventions an organisation uses consistently across all its written communications. TheseContinue reading “What is a style guide?”

Using ‘however’

How do I use ‘however’? Do I need a comma? ‘However’ is one of those things that people commonly trip over. The short answer is yes, you do need a comma…sometimes. ‘However’ can be used in three ways: To start a sentence that contradicts the previous one In the middle of a sentence, contradicting theContinue reading “Using ‘however’”