E07 Catherine Minden: Revamping the Microsoft Writing Style Guide (interview)
Jan 22 '1835m
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In this episode, we talk to Catherine Minden, owner of Catherine Minden Editorial Services, about her role in updating and maintaining the Microsoft Writing Style Guide. Microsoft Writing Style Guide: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/style-guide/welcome/ Catherine Minden has been an editor for over twenty-five years. She co-wrote The Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications (Redmond, Wash.: Microsoft Press, 1995), which received an Excellence Award from the Society for Technical Communication. In 2007, Catherine was asked to join the Microsoft Editorial Board, which establishes the standards codified in the Microsoft Manual of Style. The fourth edition of the manual, published in 2012, received an Award of Distinguished Technical Communication at the STC International Summit Awards. Minden Editorial Services was invited to join the Microsoft vendor program 1995 and has twice been a finalist for Microsoft's Vendor Excellence Award. On the Words Work At Microsoft Podcast, we’ll be chatting about how Microsoft culture has evolved, starting with the way we talk. In each episode we’ll interview someone within the Microsoft writing community, giving you an inside look at how we approach our work. And, hopefully, offering up a heavy dose of trips and tricks along the way. Special thanks to Sokolovsky Music for our funky background music: https://soundcloud.com/sokolovskymusic/funk-free-music

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