Sunday, October 30, 2016

Am I Supposed to Know What That Means?

A little bit of thoughtfulness goes a long way for business and technical writers. Are you unsure of what some of these terms mean?

  • adze (from carpentry)
  • anaphylaxis (from medicine)
  • capias mittimus (from law)
  • consist (from railroad)
  • critical path method (from project management)
  • metacognition (from education)
  • phenotype (from biology)
  • recidivism (from corrections)

If you don't know them all, and even if you do, remember to define your technical terms for unfamiliar readers the next time you write.