TRU/Editorial/Style Guide

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Potential Sections for In-House Editorial Style Guide (TRU-OL)

What Is a Style Guide? (Purpose Statement)

  • What is a Style Guide? How to use a style guide? Who should use this style guide? Benefits of using a style guide?
  • How does this support the TRU Academic Plan

Structure of TRU-OL Courses

TRU-OL courses come in many shapes and varieties, which we call methods of delivery.

  • Distinction between modalities and delivery modes

Reference Style Guides

Other Resources

  • Standardized Course Guide

Writing Conventions

The original plan had file naming conventions under writing conventions, but I suggest we make a new section for file naming (below).

File Naming Conventions

We use file naming conventions in Curriculum Services for syntactical consistency, which in turn supports file management and helps Production to identify how files should be organized. [Could we express this more clearly using plain English?]

How to name TRU-OL files

Guidelines for Typography/Page Design/PowerPoint

  • Sample hierarchy of headings
  • Sample title page

Copyright Guidelines

New policy 02/04/2013: New online copyright clearing form: The results come directly to IPO team care of the e-mail. This should eliminate the need for filling out other forms.

Editing Best Practices and Style Checklists

  • Media
  • Math type and eq. editor
  • Styles in MS Word
  • Templates
  • Show changes: How to do it? What to keep in show changes & what to accept?
  • Deep links & URLs: link from anchor text and/or provide written URL?
  • Publisher's online materials: computer requirements, open access mandate, log-in instructions, privacy concerns (if any)


Appendix A: TRU-OL Course Formats Information

  • Note: Please see the discussion topic on presenting the appendix info in a wiki or web context.

Appendix B: Editorial Projects Information

Appendix C: Forms

Links to:

  • IP form
  • Media web site
  • CIS (?)

Appendix D: Overview of TRU Open Learning

Thompson Rivers University, Open Learning (TRU-OL) is the Division of Thompson Rivers University (TRU) that specializes in providing learners with flexible learning options, open access to education wherever possible, and a wide variety of course and program choices, meeting the needs of its own students and helping other institutions and organizations meet the open and online learning needs of their communities.

TRU is a public institution mandated by the provincial government to provide the province's open learning programming and an open learning educational credit bank, TRU-OL opens the door to accessible, recognized and quality post-secondary education, providing learning opportunities in print, online, web-based or blended formats, with programs tailored to each student's personal needs and support offered by over 160 highly respected and qualified Open Learning Faculty Members from all over BC.

For a comprehensive description of TRU, Open Learning Division (TRU-OL), see About TRU Open Learning

Appendix E: TRU Policies