Saturday, February 11, 2006

The Following What?

The next time you create a bulleted or numbered list, remember to place a key word after the word following in the lead-in sentence. Example:

Please bring to the Revision Committee meeting the following documents:
  • Employee Handbook, 2002 edition
  • 2005 Annual Report
  • 2006 Strategic Plan, Draft 3
  • Revision Committee Meeting Minutes, January 3, 2006
The addition of the word documents is not excessive; it keeps the writer’s list organized and focuses the reader on the content.

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