RE: "shorthand" vs. plain writing style

Subject: RE: "shorthand" vs. plain writing style
From: "Karen L. Zorn" <k -dot- zorn -at- zorntech -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2006 11:33:29 -0700

Years ago I wrote Quick Reference Guides to go with audio training for
computer OS and software. We used the telegraphic style. It still carries
over into the work I do today. Explanatory material uses all the bells and
whistles, however the procedures are straight forward, brief and to the

Karen L. Zorn
Zorn Technologies, Inc.
Mesa, AZ

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Subject: Re: "shorthand" vs. plain writing style

On 9/1/06, Yves Barbion <yves -dot- barbion -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Hello techwhirlers,
> I'm doing some research on car repair manuals. A typical writing style
> here seems to be some sort of "shorthand" English, in which articles
> and pronouns are omitted. For example:
> - "Remove fuel tank cover."
> - "Drain fuel tank and clean fuel filler neck and surrounding area."
> - "Unscrew securing bolt and remove tank flap unit with rubber cup."
> - "Remove securing bolts on filler neck."
> - "Ensure fuel hoses are tight."
> Any thoughts/opinions about this writing style?


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