12 Point Style Guide for Quality (Technical) Professionals

In the October 2010 Quality Progress, there is an article by Burjor Mehta entitled "Word Power". In this article, Mehta gives 12 points for quality professionals to improve their communications in writing. I think these points are applicable for most technical people. For the details, please see the article. For convenience, the 12 points are:

  1. Use words with positive connotations
  2. Always look on the bright side
  3. Say what you want, not what you don’t
  4. Be brief and to the point
  5. Use consistent terms
  6. Use consistent formats
  7. Use white space
  8. Be specific
  9. Underpromise and overdeliver
  10. Don’t use jargon or clichés
  11. Use complete words and sentences
  12. Use "I" to ask and "you" to give


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31 Dec
Posted to http://testingpodcast.com – Watir Podcast 52 Outtake – http://testingpodcast.com/watir-podcast-52-outtake/

27 Dec
Posted TWiST #127: STP-CON: Finding and Mentoring Testers – http://testingpodcast.com/twist-127-stp-con-panel-finding-and-mentoring-testers/

26 Dec
Posted to http://testingpodcast.com – Watir Podcast #52 – http://testingpodcast.com/watir-podcast-52/

18 Dec
Posted TWiST #126: STP-CON Panel: Dev. & Deliver Trust – http://testingpodcast.com/twist-126-stp-con-panel-developing-and-delivering-trust/

13 Dec
Finished reading Compact CISSP Study Guide per CBK 2012 – http://amzn.to/UJX2M0

11 Dec
Posted to http://testingpodcast.com – RBCS Podcast Test Estimation: 12/6/12 – http://testingpodcast.com/test-estimation-12612/

10 Dec
Posted TWiST #125: STP-CON Panel: Future of Software Testing – http://testingpodcast.com/twist-125-stp-con-panel-future-of-software-testing/

7 Dec
Microsoft begs Web devs not to make WebKit the new IE6 – http://ars.to/10qHm3u

4 Dec
Adapting your WebKit-optimized site for Internet Explorer 10 – http://bit.ly/UUPv0U

3 Dec
Posted to http://testingpodcast.com – TWiST #124: Evaluating Software Testers – http://testingpodcast.com/twist-124-evaluating-software-testers/