Re: Advice on rewriting translated ops manuals

Subject: Re: Advice on rewriting translated ops manuals
From: Anne Robotti <arobotti -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Porrello, Leonard" <lporrello -at- illumina -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2013 10:37:43 -0400

I think in that case it's okay to go with the passive voice....


On Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 10:17 AM, Porrello, Leonard
<lporrello -at- illumina -dot- com>wrote:

> I like it. But tell me, is this an inflexible rule or just a guideline?
> Would you make exceptions? For example, in a section titled, Melting Down
> the Reactor Core, would you perhaps preface the action step with, "To melt
> down the reactor core and thereby cause a nuclear catastrophe..."?
>
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> Cute, but yes, in context, that worked. We also got rid of those
> introductory statements, which were redundant: "To shut down your
> computer, do the following:". That's when the topic title was "To shut
> down your computer" or "Shutting Down Your Computer."
>
> Steve
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References:
Advice on rewriting translated ops manuals: From: Anonymous
Re: Advice on rewriting translated ops manuals: From: Alec Chakenov
Re: Advice on rewriting translated ops manuals: From: Laura Lemay
Re: Advice on rewriting translated ops manuals: From: Peter Neilson
RE: Advice on rewriting translated ops manuals: From: Janoff, Steven
RE: Advice on rewriting translated ops manuals: From: Porrello, Leonard

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