S/he discussion

Subject: S/he discussion
From: "Colleen Dancer (02) 333-1862" <DANCER -dot- COLLEEN -at- A2 -dot- ABC -dot- NET -dot- AU>
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 1995 09:33:00 +1100

As a technical writer I am very aware that if I offend my audience then
they are likely to switch off and not read my procedures carefully.
Because of this we never use either she or he in a procedure. We use
either the imperative, you or they etc. I don't believe this looks
strange. If we are using examples we tend to alternate male and female
names and thus pronouns.

We find this is a good way not to offend anyone and still get the message

Colleen Dancer
dancer -dot- colleen -at- a2 -dot- abc -dot- net -dot- au

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