To create and adopt writing standards for a wide range of audiences.
Standardizing writing styles for the writers was easy because of the executive support.
Besides making printed versions available, I regularly held editorial meetings with writers to discuss, structure, strategies, word use, consistency, and more. This helped all the writers work with SMEs in the same way.
At NewWave, the verdict is still out on how these tools will impact the organization. I combined the style guide with the design system and am continuing to talk with different teams about it. However, because of the constraints, it has been difficult. You can see a sample of the instructional material below.
Download NewWave’s Do’s and Don’ts feature of the style guide.