Re: Perform vs. do

Subject: Re: Perform vs. do
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: barb -at- caslonsvcs -dot- com, 'Chris Despopoulos' <despopoulos_chriss -at- yahoo -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2013 08:57:31 -0700

If that's the case, if your documents are consistent now, don't change anything. If they are inconsistent, use whichever wording is more common and standardize.

Rewriting extraneous verbiage will not improve it, especially if you're not going to go back and change all your existing documents to match. You will just be making it extraneous *and* inconsistent. Leave it the way it is until you you implement the new format, then do global revisions.

Gene Kim-Eng



On 10/13/2013 7:08 AM, Barb wrote:

We can consider changing the construct when we move to a new tool and format
next year. However, there are at five years of docs done by at least eight
writers in this format, with large amounts of reuse (we use Author-it), so
it's not something we can do easily. Also consider that we are short-staffed
by 2 people at the moment.

So for right now, we're taking the baby step of getting standardized on
"perform" vs. "do." I ordered the ASD-STE100 to see what they have to say.



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References:
Re: Perform vs. do: From: Chris Despopoulos
RE: Perform vs. do: From: Barb

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