Continuing Education Seminar – “Dirty Words”

Continuing Education Seminar – “Dirty Words”
Continuing Education Seminar – “Dirty Words”

PGI’s 2016 annual continuing education seminar was a great success! One of the speakers, Kim Foster of Active Environmental, presented a great talk on “Write like a Geoprofessional: Watch What You Say & How You Say It”. Below is a list of Kim’s “dirty words” that should be treated with caution during technical writing:

Administer
Advice
All
Allowable
Always
Any
Appropriate
Approve
As required
Assure
Best
Certify/certification
Clean, pure
Cleanup
Complete
Control
Constant or continuous
Critical
Define
Detailed
Determine
Direct
Eliminate
Ensure
Equal
Essential
Estimate
Every
Exact
Examination

Expert
Extremely
Final
Full
Guarantee
Immediately
Inevitably
Inspect
Instantly
Insure
Investigation
Likely
Maximize
Minimize
Most
Must
Necessary
Never
No
Non
None
Not less than
Obvious
Optimize
Or equal
Oversee
Perfect
Periodic
Possible
Prevent
Probable
Proper
Prove
Safe
Shall
Should
Significant
Sound
Stable
Study
Sufficient
Suitable
Supervise
Thorough
Unsafe
Warranty
Will
Worst-case
Zero

 

 

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