Glossary & Style Guide

Create a Style Guide

This article is for Account Owners and Project Managers.

A style guide is a collection of rules about your preferences regarding content formatting, writing tone, and style.

Create a Style Guide (New Experience)

  1. Go to Account Settings > Linguistic Assets.
  2. Under Assets, click Style Guides.
  3. Click Create Style Guide and in the dialog that appears, choose an option:
    • Use a Smartling Template – Fill out a question and answer form.
    • Use a WYSIWYG editor for custom style guide – Create a custom style guide in a blank form. 
  4. Provide a name for your style guide.
  5. Select a source language.
  6. Click Create Style Guide.

Create a Style Guide (Classic)

  1. Go to Assets > Style Guides.
  2. Click Create Style Guide. The Create a New Style Guide dialog box will appear. Select one of the two options:
    • Use a Smartling Template: Provides you with a simple question and answer form to fill out.
    • Use a WYSIWYG Editor for Custom Style Guide: Opens a blank form to create a custom style guide.
  3. Create a name for your style guide.
  4. Select a source language.
  5. Click Create Style Guide.

Looking for Tips to create a great Style Guide? See our Guides section

The more information you add to your style guide, the better guidance Translators will have to produce higher quality translations. In addition, if you have any supporting documents such as company brand guidelines, writing samples, or links, you can add them to the style guide under Attachments.

Once you've completed creating your style guide, click Save Changes.

Want to assign a Style Guide to a Linguistic Package? See Update or Delete a Linguistic Package.

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