The two key questions about technical content

In technical communication, compliance with standards related to grammar, tone, and branding is tremendously important. To ensure consistency, organizations develop a style guide or use an existing one, such as the Chicago Manual of Style.But even with a clear and comprehensive style guide, writers and editors will at times disagree about whether content meets “the standards.” For one thing, no matter how much you work on your style guide, you almost surely will never have the time and resources

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My friend Marc Gravez published this great article on LinkedIn today. The questions he poses are easy, and really should be the main mantra for any writer.  

 

Check this out–it’ll make your life a LOT simpler!

–techcommgeekmom

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About TechCommGeekMom

Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who has recently started her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, and BASF North America, 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, TechCommGeekMom.com, 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, 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. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/daniellemvillegas, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog.
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