Tip 77: Assign a Shortcut to a Style

Assign a Shortcut to a Style Applying styles to format text keeps formatting consistent and prevents file corruption unlike formatting “manually” using the icons in the ‘Home’ tab. This means opening the style pane, finding the style, then applying it. There is the option of using the style gallery in the ‘Home’ tab, but that…

Shea Writing - Document Control

The Benefits of Document Control

Is it time to strengthen your document control system? A document control professional can bring a wealth of benefits to a business by improving productivity, increasing profitability, and even streamlining access to crucial safety information—and professional training can help you fully unlock those benefits.  Here’s a rundown of document control: what it is, why it’s…

The importance of documenting tribal knowledge- knowledge capture and diversity and inclusion

The Importance of Documenting Tribal Knowledge: Three Steps to Diversify Hiring in the Energy Industry

How many times have you wanted to hire a non-traditional employee but couldn’t because they don’t have the prior knowledge necessary? Or wanted to bring in younger workers, but can’t because they simply don’t have the experience of your senior members? One of the biggest downsides to growing or replenishing a workforce is the fact…

Tip 75: Only

Choose your placement of the word ‘only’ very carefully; its placement can change the meaning of your sentence. The word ‘only’ should be placed immediately before the word or phrase it modifies. Examples: Only Meg said that she was hungry. Meaning: Meg alone said that she was hungry. Meg only said that she was hungry.…