Re: American Technical Writing Style?

Subject: Re: American Technical Writing Style?
From: CC <texchanchan -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2001 10:01:22 -0700 (PDT)

> - How does an average American reader react when he
> reads a technical document written in British

Speaking as an American: Off the top of my head, when
I see British style I assume the document will be more
thorough and higher-level than its American
counterpart--not simplified for the presumed simple
reader, that is. I also expect somewhat stilted and
polite language, which I (we) find funny but not
obnoxious. This is less noticeable in technical
documents, more so in assembly instructions and the

C. Crowley

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