Your documents are the corporate voice of your organisation.
So what does it say if they have no consistency?
YOUR CHALLENGE: In many organisations, the task of writing documents will be shared at various times by different people, across multiple departments, divisions or even countries. All will have their own views on how their particular documents should look and sound. Without a set of rules to guide them – also known as a corporate style guide – what they end up producing will inevitably look and sound different too.
OUR SERVICE: If this is the case in your organisation, then a corporate style guide setting out how ALL your documents should look – in terms of formatting, terminology and other elements of presentation style – is the perfect solution. From creating a template to get you started, to working with you to populate it, we can help. We can also advise you on how to make sure that your documents are diversity- or disability-friendly.
THE BENEFITS: A consistent, professional look, plus a handy reference tool for new or less confident writers.
Style elements under this heading might include body text, headings and subheadings; font and font size; the use of italics, underlining and bold; paragraph and line spacing; indents and justification.
In a corporate style guide this might cover a range of elements, from how to present years and dates, weights and measures, and numbers generally, to how to refer to people, titles, positions, places and departments.