Technical Editing & Writing

Learn how ASCENT can help your team with technical writing.

  • Technical Writing Tip: Punctuating Quotation Marks

    Technical Writing Tip: Punctuating Quotation Marks

    You probably use quotation marks, whether for dialog, quoted material, or setting off a word or phrase within a sentence. But where does punctuation fit in when using quotation marks?

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  • Instructional Writing: 6 Formatting Tips to Improve Readability

    Instructional Writing: 6 Formatting Tips to Improve Readability

    Formatting can keep your content well organized and reader-friendly. Here are 6 tips on how to use formatting to improve your instructions.

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  • Technical Writing Tip: Working with Lists

    Technical Writing Tip: Working with Lists

    Lists are a handy way to present information in a clear and concise manner as a way to make information easier to read and to break up large chunks of text. Here are a few tips for working with lists.

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  • 5 Top Tips for Writing Instructions

    5 Top Tips for Writing Instructions

    For instructional writing to be effective, the steps must be clear and easy to understand plus knowing your audience is key. Here are 5 tips on how to write instructions.

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  • The Basics of Instructional Writing: 3 Simple Steps

    The Basics of Instructional Writing: 3 Simple Steps

    Instructional writing provides instructions on how to do something. Here are some practical guidelines to follow when creating instructional content.

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  • 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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  • 5 Ways to Be Consistent in Your Writing

    5 Ways to Be Consistent in Your Writing

    Consistency in terminology is important in technical writing. Each word or phrase must be consistent in spelling and usage throughout a document. Here are some tips for using consistent terminology.

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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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  • Technical Writing – What, Who, and How

    Technical Writing – What, Who, and How

    Wondering what Technical Writing consists of? Read on to find out!

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  • Planning a Technical Documentation Project

    Planning a Technical Documentation Project

    Here are some tips for those who are engaged in the planning and delivering of technical documentation projects.

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  • Improve Your Technical Documentation with ASCENT1:06

    Improve Your Technical Documentation with ASCENT

    Discover how ASCENT can help your organization develop superior documentation with help from our multi-disciplinary team of industry specialists skilled in technical writing, instructional design, mul

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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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  • Grammar Tip: It's vs Its

    Grammar Tip: It's vs Its

    Learn how to correctly use "it's" and "its" in this helpful grammar tip from one of ASCENT's technical writers.

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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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  • Creating a Document Management System

    Creating a Document Management System

    If your organization is looking to design a new document management system or improve the efficiency of your existing system, here are some steps to consider.

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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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  • Create Compelling Technical Documentation with Professional Services from ASCENT

    Create Compelling Technical Documentation with Professional Services from ASCENT

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  • ASCENT Creates User-Friendly Manuals for New Machine Operators

    ASCENT Creates User-Friendly Manuals for New Machine Operators

    During the pandemic, ASCENT helped a major manufacturer with new training materials for machine operators. Learn how it all came together.

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  • Create Compelling Technical Documentation and Training Programs with ASCENT's Professional Services22:29

    Create Compelling Technical Documentation and Training Programs with ASCENT's Professional Services

    This webcast discusses how to communicate effectively through the development of custom learning programs leveraging ASCENT’s standard learning content and eLearning templates. See 'Before and After'

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