Re: "layouting," ugh.

Subject: Re: "layouting," ugh.
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2018 14:10:48 -0700

If "layouting" were the norm among web designers, I'd hear it from the
ones I work with, or find it in documentation for CSS and the like,
but I don't.

Google finds occurences in some legit-looking architectural,
mechanical, and software design docs. Judging whether in those
contexts it's standard terminology to use, jargon to avoid, or bad
usage by writers whose English needs work would take some study.

On Mon, Apr 2, 2018 at 1:35 PM, Wright, Lynne <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- kronos -dot- com> wrote:
> As much as i dislike made-up businessspeak-like terms, one's personal aversion to an industry-specific word doesn't matter if that's the term used by end users.
>
> So if I'm building a help system for web designers, and the norm for them is to use "layouting", then my feelings about whether it sounds correct or not doesn't matter -- I'd use 'layouting'.
>
> I think THATâs what puts the "senior" in "senior technical writing"... knowing how to balance established linguistic rules with the fact that, when it comes to technology, new terms are constantly being invented, and we, as writers, need to keep up with the times.
>
> On Mon, Apr 2, 2018 at 3:59 PM, Elisa R. Sawyer <elisawyer -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
>
>> I agree! Thanks!
>>
>> On Sun, Apr 1, 2018 at 1:45 PM, Robert Lauriston
>> <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> > Saying "no" is one of the things that puts the senior in senior
>> > technical writer. If someone wants to fire me for correcting their
>> > bad English, they're welcome to try.
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References:
Re: "layouting," ugh.: From: Elisa R. Sawyer
Re: "layouting," ugh.: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: "layouting," ugh.: From: Ken Poshedly
Re: "layouting," ugh.: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: "layouting," ugh.: From: Elisa R. Sawyer
Re: "layouting," ugh.: From: John G
RE: "layouting," ugh.: From: Wright, Lynne

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