RE: Can style trump grammar rules?

Subject: RE: Can style trump grammar rules?
From: "Janoff, Steven" <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- ga -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, "shawn -at- cohodata -dot- com" <shawn -at- cohodata -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:42:11 -0700

Would have to see it in context.

If it's a marketing piece, maybe. If it's a tech pubs piece, probably not.


PS - What is an "intro splash"? Is this some sort of screen in a video, or are you talking about a print/online doc?

On Tuesday, July 29, 2014 10:53 AM, Shawn wrote:

Good day all,

This seems like a noob question but I have honestly never faced this 'dilemma' until now.

I am using a intro splash where I include bulleted highlights of the chapter's content. The text style is entirely lower case. This looked great until I arrived at a chapter where the bulleted text includes proper nouns and names.

Is it acceptable to maintain consistency of style, while breaking English grammar rules?

*Shawn Connelly*
Technical writer
<shawn -at- cohodata -dot- com>

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