Re: Perform vs. do

Subject: Re: Perform vs. do
From: Kathleen MacDowell <kathleen -dot- eamd -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: barb -at- caslonsvcs -dot- com
Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2013 12:49:10 -0500

This is a quote from Kit Brown-Hoekstra in a discussion on the LI Technical
Writing and Documentation group:

"Check out the ASD-STE100 Simplified Technical English spec (
http://www.asd-ste100.org/<http://www.linkedin.com/redirect?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Easd-ste100%2Eorg%2F&urlhash=XLDU&_t=tracking_disc>)
and John Kohl's Global English style guide. Both contain fairly
comprehensive info on readability and translatability. "

The discussion is "Top 20 Readability and Translatability Issues"

I also recommend the Global English style guide

Kathleen


On Sat, Oct 12, 2013 at 8:31 AM, Barb Philbrick <barb -at- caslonsvcs -dot- com> wrote:

> Thank you! That sounds like the type information weâre looking for.****
>
> ** **
>
> Barb****
>
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>
> *From:* Kathleen MacDowell [mailto:kathleen -dot- eamd -at- gmail -dot- com]
> *Sent:* Friday, October 11, 2013 9:57 PM
> *To:* barb -at- caslonsvcs -dot- com
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> *Cc:* techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> *Subject:* Re: Perform vs. do****
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> Barbara, I've recently seen references to a "plain" language for technical
> writing, but I can't remember where I saw it. I think it was on one of the
> LinkedIn groups, but not the Plain Language one.****
>
> I'll see if I can find the reference for you--it sounds like it might be
> more suitable for your needs. Although clarity is important, the Plain
> Language group seems a bit more directed toward law and academics (although
> I could be mistaken).****
>
> Kathleen****
>
> ** **
>
> On Fri, Oct 11, 2013 at 8:39 PM, Barb <caslon -at- windstream -dot- net> wrote:****
>
> If you are a true glutton for punishment, you can download the Reference
> Manual and see the examples in context.
>
> http://www.keithley.com/data?asset=57633
>
> The autozero example is on page 136.
>
> The User's Manual is the one that tends to use the ".... perform the
> following steps" format:
> http://www.keithley.com/data?asset=57632
>
>
> Barb****
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> Behalf
> Of Barb
> Sent: Friday, October 11, 2013 9:00 PM
> To: 'Milan Davidovic'
> Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: Perform vs. do
>
> We've been trying to move to more ESL-friendly language, plus
> plainlanguage.gov recommends "do" over "perform" (but with no
> explanation).
> We've been trying to use "do" instead, but it sounds strange. Because it
> sounds strange, our department members have been sporadic about using it.
> This in turn has resulted in inconsistent usage, so we're trying to
> establish rules around when to and not to use "perform" and "do" (or,
> ideally, use one of them consistently).
>
> I've found that sometimes there's a grammatical reason when things sound
> strange (rules we've internalized but forgotten). In this case, I'm not
> finding one.
>
>
> Barb
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Milan Davidovic [mailto:milan -dot- lists -at- gmail -dot- com]
> Sent: Friday, October 11, 2013 4:00 PM
> To: Barbara Philbrick
> Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: Perform vs. do
>
> On Fri, Oct 11, 2013 at 9:07 AM, Barbara Philbrick <caslon -at- windstream -dot- net>
> wrote:
> > Our writing group is trying to decide if we should start using "do"
> instead of "perform" for lead-in statements to procedures.
>
> How did this come up?
>
> --Milan Davidovic
>
> Sent from my Yost 10
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Follow-Ups:

References:
Re: Agile Environment Opinions Wanted: From: Jen
Perform vs. do: From: Barbara Philbrick
Re: Perform vs. do: From: Milan Davidović
RE: Perform vs. do: From: Barb
RE: Perform vs. do: From: Barb
Re: Perform vs. do: From: Kathleen MacDowell

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