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 12:53:05 -0500

At ASD-STE100 you can request a free copy of the guide.


On Sat, Oct 12, 2013 at 12:49 PM, Kathleen MacDowell <
kathleen -dot- eamd -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> 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****
>>
>> ** **
>>
>> *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
>>
>> *Cc:* techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>> *Subject:* Re: Perform vs. do****
>>
>> ** **
>>
>> 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-----
>> From: techwr-l-bounces+caslon=windstream -dot- net -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>> [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+caslon=windstream -dot- net -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On
>> 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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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
Re: Perform vs. do: From: Kathleen MacDowell

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