Breanne MacDonald

Technical Editor<br><br>Fueled by her meticulous nature, an eye for detail, and a love of books, Breanne has been an editor for over 10 years. She has been a technical editor with ASCENT since 2019, and outside the office she is an avid volunteer with the Editors’ Association of Canada. Breanne holds a Bachelor of Arts from Wilfrid Laurier University and a certificate in publishing from Ryerson University.

  • Technical Writing Tip: Either…or

    Technical Writing Tip: Either…or

    Either…or is a helpful construction used to indicate a choice between options. It can also be difficult to employ it properly. Here are a couple of quick tips for using either…or in your writing.

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  • Technical Writing Tip: Using Colons

    Technical Writing Tip: Using Colons

    Here are some helpful tips for when to use (and when not to use) colons in your writing.

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  • Tech Writing Tip: Using That vs. Which

    Tech Writing Tip: Using That vs. Which

    This or that? Discover when should you use 'That' and when should you use 'Which' in this post from ASCENT's Technical Editor

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  • Tech Writing Tip: Where to Place Other Punctuation When Using Parentheses

    Tech Writing Tip: Where to Place Other Punctuation When Using Parentheses

    Parentheses are a useful tool for adding supplementary information to a sentence or paragraph. But how do you handle punctuation when parentheses are involved? Read on for helpful tips.

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  • Tech Writing Tip: Using Capitalization for Emphasis

    Tech Writing Tip: Using Capitalization for Emphasis

    Applying capitalization in the right places can be a useful tool in your writing, just make sure you don't overuse it!

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  • Tech Writing Tip: Finding the Subject for Correct Subject-Verb Agreement

    Tech Writing Tip: Finding the Subject for Correct Subject-Verb Agreement

    If you struggle with using the correct subject-verb agreement in your writing, this blog provides a few tips for finding your subject so you can determine which form of the verb you should use.

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  • Technical Writing: Using Style Guides

    Technical Writing: Using Style Guides

    A style guide can be a useful tool for any project to ensure you are maintaining a clear and consistent message for your readers.

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  • Technical Writing: Introduction to Using Plain Language

    Technical Writing: Introduction to Using Plain Language

    by Breanne MacDonald (Technical Editor @ ASCENT) “A communication is in plain language if its wording, structure, and design are so clear that the intended audience can easily find what they need,...

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  • Technical Editing Tip: Using e.g. vs. i.e.

    Technical Editing Tip: Using e.g. vs. i.e.

    It can be tricky to figure out which abbreviation is the appropriate choice for your sentence, but if you keep their translations in mind, you will find it’s easier to choose the correct one.

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