This is the home of the style guides for Doulos Resources, a ministry devoted to making needful things in service to Christ and his church.
Below you'll find menus for our guides for writing/editing style and design style. These are guidelines more than they are rules; the purpose of a style guide is to offer a means to standardization across a book, booklet, or curriculum (and, more generally, across the range of projects a publisher offers). However, consistency is the goal, and variations are allowed and sometimes even preferable, provided that the exceptions are applied with similar consistency.
This is an evolving set of documents. Recommendations for changes can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check the list of Updates to the Style Guide for changes.
- 1 Writing/Editing Style
- 2 Design Style
- 2.1 Design Style Principles
- 2.2 Designing for Both Print & Digital
- 2.3 Standards for Interior Design
- 2.4 Standards for Cover Design
- 2.5 Templates
- 2.6 Submitting Files
- 3 Notes for Editors, Designers, & Proofreaders
Use of other Style Guides & Reference Works
References & Citations
Design Style Principles
Designing for Both Print & Digital
Standards for Interior Design
Meta-Issues for Interiors
Pages & Layout
Regular Book Elements
Regular Text Elements
Text Boxes, Glyphs, & Other Objects
Shortcuts & Time Savers
Standards for Cover Design
The links below will be download links for templates (formatted for Adobe InDesign 5.5 or later; for other versions or software, please contact email@example.com)