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Monday February 23, 2004
11:01 PM

On Technical Writing: Gerunding It Up

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Some days, I'm tempted to propose a book on effective technical writing. Then I realize that my editors could produce examples of my bad prose. Also, the writers I work with are overwhelmingly quite nice, intelligent, and fully capable of fixing most minor issues with better feedback.

Still, it's nice to believe that the world is a better place for me having changed a heading from "Using $application To $verb $task" to "$verb-ing $task".

What's important? Is it the tool? In this case, no. It's getting something done. How is less important than what.

You have limited space in headings. Use it wisely.

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