Re: More natural language [Was: The Microsoft Style Guide is Online and Free]

Subject: Re: More natural language [Was: The Microsoft Style Guide is Online and Free]
From: Craig Cardimon <craig -dot- cardimon -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2018 11:14:57 -0500

Not exactly.

Cordially, Craig Cardimon

On Feb 18, 2018 10:57 AM, "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net> wrote:

> I am tempted. I am so tempted.
>
> "So like here's wat you do. You take, you know, the thing with the stuff
> on it. No, not that one. The other one with the yellow panel. You put in
> what you want, like the flavor of ice cream. Just not vanilla. Actually the
> hight, not the flavor. It sends it over the internets and you get it back.
> If you have trouble just call the help."
>
> On Sun, 18 Feb 2018 07:23:30 -0500, Craig Cardimon <
> craig -dot- cardimon -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
>
> That's the way things are moving. Go along to get along, as the saying
>> goes. When I started doing technical writing, I wrote in a terse manner.
>> "Just the facts, ma'am," as they used to say on the Dragnet TV show. Now
>> I'm writing in a much more friendly and conversational way, like I'm
>> coaching a friend as I sit next to him. The facts are still there, though.
>> They are being delivered with a smile instead of no expression at all.
>>
>> On Sun, Feb 18, 2018 at 6:57 AM, Erika Yanovich <ERIKA_y -at- rad -dot- com> wrote:
>>
>> "also a reimagining of Microsoft style-a tool to help everyone write in a
>>> way that's natural, simple, and clear"
>>>
>>> Can you recommend other resources that describe this more modern tone?
>>> It seems a big deal lately.
>>>
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References:
More natural language [Was: The Microsoft Style Guide is Online and Free]: From: Erika Yanovich
Re: More natural language [Was: The Microsoft Style Guide is Online and Free]: From: Craig Cardimon
Re: More natural language [Was: The Microsoft Style Guide is Online and Free]: From: Peter Neilson

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