Posted by: episystechpubs | February 23, 2015

Editor’s Corner: Captain’s Log

Dear Editrix,

I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain…I’ve seen sunny days that I thought would never end.

I’ve also seen a lot of login, logon, log in, log into, log-in, log-on, log on, log onto. Where does it stop? Is there a correct way to write how to get into an application or onto your PC?



Dear Logophile,

I’m so glad you asked! The JHA Style Committee works hard to make decisions about these things and we keep track of the decisions in the JHA Style Guide for Technical Communication and Training (click here for the internal document). For your immediate viewing pleasure, here is a screen shot of that section, and as you can see log on and log off are the preferred terms for verbs; logon is the preferred noun and adjective form.

Everyone should be following these guidelines so we present ourselves as One Company.



Log on, dudes!

Kara Church

Technical Editor, Advisory

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