Posted by: episystechpubs | October 2, 2014

Nifty Nuggets: Abbreviations

Per the JHA Style Guide for Technical Communication and Training, avoid abbreviating words and phrases. Spell out the word instead. Here are some examples:

Incorrect Correct
seq. no, seq # sequence number
misc miscellaneous
parm parameter
maint maintenance
tran code transaction code
CU credit union
DB database

When you use an abbreviation, spell out the first instance in each topic.

Incorrect:

Your CU can customize the ELA.

Correct:

Your credit union can customize the Enhanced Loan Application (ELA).

Jackie Solano | Technical Editor | Symitar®

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