Re: Use fully-spelled numbers

Subject: Re: Use fully-spelled numbers
From: john -dot- x -dot- posada -at- us -dot- hsbc -dot- com
To: Marguerite Krupp <mkrupp128 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 09:56:31 -0500

First...you are not writing for judges...you are writing for the company
who is paying you.
Second...have this included in your corporate style guide. Having been an
STC judge...I'm not evaluating you on whether your stuff meets my approval.
I want to know that it meets the approval of your audience and the company
you are writing for.

If you don't have a corporate style guide, include with the submission an
attachment explaining where you deviated from a specific style guide
because it was your corporate requirement. However, if you are showing
where you deviate from a style guide, the rest better adhere...otherwise,
it will appear that you follow the style only when it suits you.


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Sadly, the company I work for has decided to go with all numerals all the
time. The reason: translation agencies don't charge for the numerals, but
they do charge for written-out numbers. When you're talking about dozens
and dozens of manuals in 18-22 languages, at 17-26 cents per word, I guess
it does add up over time. But try explaining that to STC judges!

Marguerite

--- On Fri, 2/8/13, Ken Stitzel <kstitzel -at- symplified -dot- com> wrote:

From: Ken Stitzel <kstitzel -at- symplified -dot- com>
Subject: Re: Use fully-spelled numbers
To: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- polycom -dot- com>
Cc: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Friday, February 8, 2013, 1:14 PM

> *Number nine, number nine, number nine......*

> 25 or 6 to 4!!

One Word (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU4yAk6qYUs)
One Is the Loneliest Number (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5ab8BOu4LE)
Flight 898, Board 6 (too old for Youtube)
99 Luftballons (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6gezQWSnCE)
777-9311 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUPmMt1xR70 -- could find an
original by The Time)

Or a non-musical favorite: 54°40′ or fight!

Thanks for the Friday laugh--although this issue did come up for me
recently. Programmers seem to like all digits all the time, and one of them
wanted to flag my use of the Chicago spell-it-out-under-10 rule as a help
bug.

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References:
Re: Use fully-spelled numbers: From: Ken Stitzel
Re: Use fully-spelled numbers: From: Marguerite Krupp

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