RE: Example of effective tech writing

Subject: RE: Example of effective tech writing
From: PHILA -at- Mail -dot- VIPS -dot- com
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2000 14:07:22 -0500

Talk about speaking the language of your audience!

Actually, there's a rich subtechnical dialect waiting to be used as we reach
out to the ordinary person...
-- whatchamacallit
-- hoojit
-- thingamajig
-- doo-dad

Philomena Hoopes
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-----Original Message-----
From: barry -dot- kieffer -at- exgate -dot- tek -dot- com
[mailto:barry -dot- kieffer -at- exgate -dot- tek -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2000 1:55 PM
Subject: RE: Example of effective tech writing

Beth, et. al.,

The CoolPad tech writer made just one small mistake: The
word "things"
should be "thingies". <Grin>


Beth wrote:
> I just bought a CoolPad for my laptop and was impressed by
the concise and
> easy-to-understand "installation" instructions, herewith:
> "Place the back edge of your laptop over the
> large rubber things that look like gumdrops."

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