Evolution of language

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I’m a writer by trade (technical writer/author/communicator) and have spent long meetings discussing various style issues, how to handle bulleted lists (capitalise the first word of each bullet? end each bullet point with a comma, preface the list with a colon), the finer points of US versus UK spelling and grammar. Frequently I’d get frustrated, mainly because a lot of my co-workers (especially one at Dr.Solomons) were… well let’s just say a little anal, about the whole thing.

So this article, by Jean Weber, Escape From the Grammar Trap was very refreshing, and it’s not just for Technical Writers, we can all benefit from this kind of general advice.

(And yes I’ve calmed down a bit now)