Tag: Technical Communication
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...