Don’t Eat Grandma: Common Grammatical Issues in Technical Writing

As a copy editor working in tech, Kara Ferguson sees many of the same flaws in writing over and over again.

Being a developer isn’t only about writing code. Devs must be able to communicate via verbal and written means properly. Sometimes, it’s something as simple as writing an email or message in Slack to a coworker, or contributing to the much-dreaded documentation. For some, it’s sharing your knowledge via authoring blog posts, articles, or books. Even conference speakers spend hours writing text for their slides.

In this talk, she’ll point out some of the most common and most frustrating grammatical issues such as double spacing after punctuation, how and when to use a comma, and how grammar can help you assert your expertise on the topic of your choice!

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Location: Blues Date: September 2, 2018 Time: 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm Kara Ferguson