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Subject:Re: Using capital letters From:Sella Rush <SellaR -at- APPTECHSYS -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 8 Aug 1997 13:57:31 -0700
I'd take a bet this new writer has been under the thumb of engineering
types--probably her whole career so far. I've worked in both the
environmental engineering field and in software development, and I'd
occasionally get SMEs capitalizing for emphasis--in fact have heard the
phase "key word" used in this context. When I was first writing--before
getting any training and with little experience--I might have gone along
with this if I hadn't had a boss who'd actually heard of a style guide.
The engineers who did this could be extremely adamant about their caps!
Sella Rush mailto:sellar -at- apptechsys -dot- com
Applied Technical Systems, Inc. (ATS)
Bremerton, Washington USA
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