Howard’s Technical Writing Blog

A technical writer’s miscellany

The Technical Editor’s Blacklist

Posted by Howard Silcock on 12 February 2010

My original idea for this blog was to include some material that I’d already published elsewhere on the web, so it would be collected in one place. However, I now realise that that’s not always going to work, simply because of the limitations of the blogging software. Some of my web-based material makes use of JavaScript, which is simply not allowed by WordPress.

One example is the Technical Editor’s Blacklist, which I developed a few years ago from joint work carried out with Barbara Jones and Diana Muzrimas. Both Barbara and I still refer to this for our own work and I’ve also mentioned it to others and got useful feedback and suggestions. I haven’t done much to maintain it recently, but I still stand by its recommendations and hope it may be useful to others. It uses a tabbed interface that relies heavily on JavaScript.

Have a look—and let me know if you have any suggestions for improving it.

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