I would like to thank the people who helped me bring The DITA Style Guide project to fruition.

I owe a huge debt of gratitude to Scott Prentice, who spent a great deal of time and effort on a technical review of the content.

I give special thanks to Kris Eberlein, Gary Kilsen, Sarah O'Keefe, and Kathy Betts, who inspired, supported and/or encouraged me in this project. I "dips me lid" to John Hunt, who first got me involved in the DITA world. To the Yahoo! DITA Users Group community, and especially those such as Deb Pickett who patiently and diligently answer the questions of others, thank you!

Thank you Mike Hughes and Jen Linton for permission to reproduce some illustrations and examples in this Guide.

Thanks also to Fiona Self for undertaking the copy editing task, and to Nolwenn Kerzreho for reviewing the content. Su-Laine Yeo and the JustSystems team deserve my gratitude for their support for the project. It would also be remiss of me not to mention the help of Matthew Ellison, Suku Sinnappan, Helen Self, and Joe Welinske. To anyone whose acknowledgement I've overlooked, I sincerely apologise!

A project of this time and nature takes a lot of time and emotional energy, and I give thanks to my wife Penny Bradley for helping me every step of the way.

It is also important to me that I acknowledge the efforts of the OASIS DITA Technical Committee and the OASIS DITA Adoption Technical Committee, whose members generously donate countless hours of their considerable experience and expertise to the technical communication community.