I is a Editor

(note to self: stop with the jokey bad grammar, peoples might think you cant be writing good) I’ll say this quietly because I’m a little apprehensive but, for the next few months, it looks like we will have extra resource in our team. Basically we are ahead of the curve when it comes to recruiting so, until the rest of the R&D team catches up, we are one technical writer up! Which means that we are taking the opportunity to both get ahead with some things, and catch up on others, and one of the things we’ve never tried here is to have a formal editoral review of the content. Peer review is one thing and whilst the technical content …

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Writing Style

Believe it or not, and judging by the casual way I throw punctuation around on here I wouldn’t choose to believe me either, my job requires a high degree of accuracy when it comes to punctuation and grammar et al. I’ve just been going over our internal Writing Style guidelines, and doing a little research. As ever I started with my favourite book on style and, as ever, the paragraph below is the one that is stuck in my head. This was a man ahead of his time: A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires …

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