RE: EE terms

Subject: RE: EE terms
From: "Technical Writing Plus" <doc-x -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: "'Joel'" <eleysium -at- gmail -dot- com>, "'Nancy Allison'" <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 13:31:58 -0600

There is the IEEE PCS (Professional Communication Society of IEEE) which is
an Affiliate of IEEE. They have their own Web site and publications and I
imagine that they publish style standards for most of the language issues
that you are dealing with. Jim Jones

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The IEEE has style standards that you might find helpful.

Joel

On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 11:31 AM, Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net> wrote:

>
> Hi, everyone. Is anyone else here laboring in the vineyards of
> electrical engineering?
>
> I'm working on a manual about circuit breakers, and various stylistic
> problems keep coming up. My question to fellow EE writers is, do you
> have a style guide or other resource that you draw on to help sort out
> problems like the ones I am about to list?
>
> I've looked at IEEE publications, and there are many, but I haven't been
> able to identify or get my hands on the one that might contain the
> standards I need.
>
> OK, here's what I'm mostly dealing with:
>
> 1. Noun clusters. I'm trying to walk the fine line between overly
> simplifying things (because of my own ignorance) and leaving unnecessary
> noun clusters in place.
>
> Example: Contact open - travel OCB/overall test/one break per phase
> breaker
>
> This is the proposed caption of a figure provided by an engineer. This
> engineer sees no ...

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