The style guide is essentially your branding bible. It explains exactly how the company should be represented, what words or phrases are acceptable, and what design elements to use. If you have a comprehensive style guide, then you should never worry about your contractors straying from what’s expected. When you hire a freelancer, send them the style guide and then schedule an onboarding call to review any questions or issues they might have. This allows you to emphasize the value of the document and address your concerns upfront. Remember, you have the final say on the content they create, so you can be sure nothing will slip by that you don’t approve of. In the meantime, check out this infographic by CopyPress on the importance of a style guide to learn more.

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Understanding the Importance of a Style Guide

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