Technical writing tips – using symbols properly

Engineers like to substitute symbols for words.  For example, “V” for voltage, “I” for “current,” and “W” for power. Some of these symbols are commonly understood, especially by other electrical engineers reading your content. But sometimes they are confusing, either because they are not commonly used or understood by a specific audience or because they convolute the sentence that they are used in . . . . Continue reading “Technical writing tips – using symbols properly”

Writing numbers correctly – technical writing tips

Using numbers is an integral part of an electrical engineer’s job. It’s one thing to know how to calculate them, but another to know how to use them when writing mod packages and other technical documents. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when using numbers . . . . Continue reading “Writing numbers correctly – technical writing tips”

A word about using jargon

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The nuclear power industry, like most others, is ripe with jargon and unique acronyms. We made up words long ago and keep them alive through daily use. Despite that, they still have no presence in modern dictionaries. Don’t let your mod packages suffer needlessly from jargon bloat . . . . Continue reading “A word about using jargon”

New Special Report – Materials Quick Reference Guide

A free report has been posted to this site. It’s useful for electrical engineers who need to talk nuts-and-bolts, especially with the craft. Using these terms correctly will make you sound like an experienced pro . . . . Continue reading “New Special Report – Materials Quick Reference Guide”

On writing work instructions

As an engineer you may have to write a simplified work plan into your mod package that provides a general outline of the installation process. Work planners then translate that broad overview into detailed work instructions . . . . Continue reading “On writing work instructions”

Some non-electrical concerns to take into account when installing new cables

Installing new cables? There is a standard set of problems you need to be aware of. They aren’t necessarily electrical problems . . . . Continue reading “Some non-electrical concerns to take into account when installing new cables”