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Abbreviation

Abstract

Acronym

Active voice

Ad infinitum

Agreement

Alignment

Alignment styles

All caps

Alley

Alliteration

Ampersand (&)

Anacoluthon

Anadiplosis

Anaphora

Anastrophe

Angle brackets

Apostrophe

Applied linguistics

Archaism

Asperand

Assonance

Asterisk (*)

Asyndeton

At sign (@)

Audience

Audience analysis

Block quote

Body text

Boilerplate

Bold

Braces ( { } )

Brachylogy

Brackets

Bubble

Bullet

Bulleted list

Cacophony

Caption

Caret (^)

Catachresis

Centered

Chiasmus

Chunking

Climax

Close parenthesis

Close quote

CMS

Collaborative authoring

Communication skills

Content management

Content management system

Content management system (CMS)

Content mapping

Content repurposing

Content reuse

Context analysis

Context sensitive

Controlled language

Controlled vocabulary

Copy writing

Correction marks

Cover letter

Cross-reference

Dash leader

Document management

Document review

Document types

Documentation Plan

Dot leader

Drilldown

e.g. (exempli gratia)

Editing

Editing marks

Ellipsis (...)

Embedded Help

et al. (et alii)

etc. (et cetera)

Euphemism

Exclamation point (!)

Executive Summary

Figure

First person

Flush left

Flush right

Footnote

Fragment

Fused sentence

Grammar

Harvard comma

Hendiadys

Hypallage

Hyperbaton

Hyperbole

Hyphen (-)

Hysteron proteron

i.e. (id est)

ibid. (ibidem)

Indexing

Information architecture

Information delivery

Information design

Information development

Information management

Initialism

Irony

Jargon

Justified

Leader

Legend

Levels of edit

List

Litotes

Marketing writing

Metaphor

Metonymy

Natural language

Non-serial comma

Numbered list

Onomatopoeia

Open parenthesis

Open quote

Operations Manual

Orphan

Oxford comma

Oxymoron

Paradox

Parallelism

Paraprosdokian

Parentheses

Paronomasia

Passive voice

Personification

Plagiarism

Pleonasm

Policies

Polysyndeton

Praeteritio

Press release

Procedures

Prolepsis

Proofing

Proofreader marks

Proofreading

Proposal writing

Punctuation

Quotation marks

Ragged left

Ragged right

Reader-centered approach

Rhetoric

Rhetorical strategies

Rhetorical theory

Right justified

Run-on sentence

Science writing

Screen capture

Second person

Sentence fragment

Sentence style

Serial comma

sic

Simile

Single sourcing

Single-source authoring

Single-source publishing

Small caps

Smart quotes

SME

SOP

SOW

Speech writing

Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)

Star (*)

Statement of Work (SOW)

STC

stet

Structured authoring

Style guide

Style sheet

Syllepsis

Synchysis

Synecdoche

Synesis

Table

Tautology

Taxonomy

TCBOK

Technical Communication Body of Knowledge (TCBOK)

Technical review

Technical writing

Template

Text wrap

Third person

Tone

Topic-based authoring

Tutorial

Typo

U&lc

UC

Upper and lowercase (U&lc)

Uppercase (UC)

Usage

User analysis

User Documentation Plan

Users Manual

Visual rhetoric

vs. (versus)

White Paper

Wizard

Word wrap

X-ref

Zeugma

 

 

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