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Lead your ACE: Accuracy, clarity, and effectiveness in technical writing

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Corey, Jim ; Humanities Department at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM 87801

Accuracy, clarity, and efffectiveness are basic qualities of good technical writing. If there is conflict in accommodating all three simultaneously, or when stylistic choices are being considered, writers should not sacrifice accuracy for clarity nor accuracy and clarity for effectiveness. The priority of accommodation is accuracy, clarity, effectiveness: ACE.

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Professional Communication, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:PC-26 ,  Issue: 1 )