Re: Punctuation tips (not that you need them!)

Subject: Re: Punctuation tips (not that you need them!)
From: Sella Rush <sellar -at- APPTECHSYS -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 1999 13:49:04 -0700

We've got a reasonable amount of standardization. We've got Chicago and AP
to refer to. Pick one and stick with it.

The line I found most pertinent in this original post was:

>One of my greatest pet peeves in technical writing is that very few writers
>adhere to proven stylebooks. Everyone seems to do their own thing.

This implies not that standardization doesn't exist, but that no one's
bothering to apply it.

This is a personal weakness of mine. I have a good head for grammar and
punctuation, so I tend to rely on my own knowledge, and worse--my judgement,
rather than checking out the Chicago Manual that sits an arm's length away.
This is something I need improve on. I'm sure I'm not alone.

Sella Rush
mailto:sellar -at- apptechsys -dot- com
Applied Technical Systems (ATS)
Bremerton, Washington
Developers of the CCM Database

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