A google search on "site:cdn.static-economist.com/sites/default/files/store" returns a folder full of Economist Guides, truncated at 15-25 pages.
Full, but perhaps not the current edition, can be found and downloaded on
I'm not sure that this version is legal to host, though it is an older version.
I bought The Economist Style Guide shortly after university and I’ve used its recommendations regularly over many years. It’s had a massively positive payback for me. It’s surprisingly versatile advice, whether crafting emails, reports, proposals, or proofing the work of others.
The Economist Guides are all excellent.
Whether this will help you in your concrete work/life for a value >17USD is another matter. Good written communication is helpful in most knowledge work, though.
> Frankenstein: was not the monster, but its creator.
> Short words: use them.
Or if you can't afford to buy it use one of the free style guides!
I am not sure what to make of the section on Americanisms, which is quite scathing regarding its usage. I have grown 'overly' fond of some of them.
The Guardian/Observer style guide is more forgiving.
I'm a big fan of the Economist style guide (and Orwell's essay Politics and the English Language, which informs the guide) and have used it shamelessly as the basis for guides I've written in newsrooms over the years.