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Kyle Wiens Of iFixit Won’t Hire The Grammatically Challenged

Kyle Wiens Of iFixit Won’t Hire The Grammatically Challenged.

Kyle Wiens essentially says that if a person can’t be bothered to know correct grammar and spelling–aside from the occasional typo–he doesn’t want to be bothered to hire or work with you, because you don’t pay attention to the details.

Do you agree? This goes back to the article I also posted by the Harvard Business Review about correct grammar as well.



Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog,, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog. All content is the owner's opinions, and does not reflect those of her employers past or present.

One thought on “Kyle Wiens Of iFixit Won’t Hire The Grammatically Challenged

  1. Partially.

    Depending on the topic being written about, I tend to look for technical know-how and a base ability to write clearly than look for grammar pedants. A fine line I know.

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