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Subject:Basic rules of technical writing From:CJBenz <cjbenz -at- AOL -dot- COM> Date:Tue, 20 Dec 1994 17:11:56 -0500
Some years ago, a coworker and I hammered out four basic ("golden") rules
of writing. To this day, they still work for me, and help solve a variety
of conflicts between writers, editors, and what-not. Any comments?
The Golden Rules of Writing
1. Make it understandable.
2. Make it consistent, unless that interferes with Rule 1.
3. Make it grammatically correct, unless that interferes with Rule 1 or 2.
4. Make it technically correct, unless that interferes with Rule 1, 2, or
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