Microsoft Forefront Style Guide

For Forefront, we functioned mostly as an editing team for their stable of FTE writers. When a reorganization suddenly demanded additional support for four large sister products, we scaled appropriately, quickly staffing up and laying down workflow and editing infrastructure. We led the effort to unify the disparate existing doc sets.

Ultimately, we took on additional responsibilities including cross-product terminology negotiations, group scheduling, XML production, and training new FTE writers.

Services Provided

  • Created editorial style guide
  • Provided varying levels of editing, as needed
  • Scaled to meet quintupling of deliverables
  • Led interproduct intiatives, such as terminology norming
  • Wrote UX design and UI text and guidelines
  • Managed cross-team scheduling
  • Designed reports
  • Mentored new writers