In 1989 PROBE produced the first edition of the PROBE Style Manual, a guidebook that could be used by the average bulletin editor and could serve as a standard usage guide for Society publications.

This second edition represents the collective wisdom of several barbershoppers with extensive backgrounds in journalism, writing, and editing. It covers the basic issues presented in the first edition but includes updates and additions in several categories, revisions and enlargements of other categories, and adds sections of new material.

The PROBE Style Manual is not a comprehensive guide. For this reason, editors and writers should have access to other reference tools such as The Associated Press Style Guide and Libel Manual. A good college-level dictionary is also a must. Other useful references are listed in the bibliography.

Several men submitted suggestions for improvement of the first edition. Users are welcomed to offer suggestions for later revisions. Please send correspondence to the following address:

Craig Rigg
108 Honey Lane
Route #1, Box 299
Colchester, IL 62326-9778
(309) 776-4541


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