TechCommNZ Webinar: Manage your project or team with a style guide

A style guide is a set of standards for writing, formatting, and designing your content. It captures your writer’s knowledge and your company’s styles and language. With a style guide, writers and designers can work together confidently. This session will tell you how to get the most out of a style guide for your team or project. You’ll learn how to build your own guide. You’ll also learn how to avoid common pitfalls around style guides – over-documenting, neglect, and micromanagement.

Learning outcomes

You will learn:

  • What a style guide is and why it helps a writing team
  • How a style guide can make a difference to your project management
  • How to create a style guide your team will really use
  • Guidelines to maintain a style guide over time.

Date and time

The webinar will be held on Friday 27 March 2020 from 10:00am - 11:00am NZDT, (08:00am - 9:00 am AEDT) [ Note: earlier time than usual]

Note: If you are unable to join us on the day, don't worry. A recording of the webinar and related information will be available to download from our website within a couple of days.


The costs for this webinar are:

  • TechCommNZ members - $30 plus GST
  • TechCommNZ student members - free
  • Affiliate members incl ASTC and NZATD - $50 plus GST
  • Non-members - $150 plus GST. Sign up as a member and, once approved, you can register at member rates.

Please register through the website so that we can send you details about accessing the webinar session.

About the presenter

Emily Cotlier is a senior technical communicator dedicated to best practice for documentation, training, and online information. As a technical writer, she has documented software, machines, and engineering processes. Her more memorable projects included editing content about meat-cutting robots, documenting moa bone curation, and judging the New Zealand Plain English Awards.

Emily is now a consultant at Write Limited in Wellington, focusing on technical communication and plain English. With Write, she travels around New Zealand, providing training and solving challenges for complex documentation projects. From her experiences with Write, she is bringing us a workshop on best practice and benefits for writing style guides.

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