Tag: Technical Communication
by Payton Pingree
While you may sometimes find style guides restrictive and tedious to follow, they provide the basic guidelines for creating clean, consistent, comprehensible text. Copy editing...
by Cecilia Oaks
Content edits aren’t meant to just cover the basics. When people think of content editors in technical writing, they might assume that editors will go...
by Abby Wadsworth Tree
Editors can overcome language and cultural barriers when working with non-native English speakers by flexibly adapting their editing approach to the author’s needs. As a...
Does Using Plain English Help or Hinder International Audiences?
Police reports can teach us a lot about the importance of understanding genre in technical editing. I’ve watched enough American cop shows to know that...
“When prescriptive grammar violates organic grammar, bad things can happen during the reading process.” —Bradford R. Connatser (2004, 265) To editors, it can sometimes seem...
A diplomatic editor knows how to balance directness and politeness in order to effectively communicate with authors. As editors, we want to be diplomatic—we want...
Professional writers evaluated twenty usage principles that editors rated unimportant, and the results show that at least eight are still worth emphasizing. Many editors classify...