Last week Stan Carey, editor and blogger, gave us his A-to-Z of linguistics.
In the spirit of paying homage to Stan’s marvelous work, or maybe just in the spirit of crass plagiarism, I now present Technical Communication A to Z.
A is for agile, with scrums and with sprints;
B is for books, if you like yours in print.
E is for editors, some gentle, some crusty;
F is for FrameMaker, solid and trusty.
G is for Google, our path to Page One;
H is for help systems, show how it’s done.
I’d rather be writing is what I is for;
J is for Jekyll, which techies adore.
M is for Madcap, performing with Flare;
N is for new tech, devices you wear.
Q is for QWERTY, for typing with speed;
R is for rewrites, from regal SMEs.
U is for users, who make it worthwhile;
V is for value, which always trumps style.
W is for Word, ubiquitous tool;
X is for XMetaL, shiny and cool.
Y is for yellow, as in Post-It notes,
Z is for zip files, and that’s all he wrote.