At the recent STC Summit in Atlanta, I noticed that keynote speaker David Pogue used she as a singular pronoun rather than he, he or she, they, or some gender-neutral combination of he and she. I thought his usage interesting and not offensive. However, as an editor I have recently had to rewrite awkward attempts at gender-neutral writing, and I thought gender-neutral language in technical communication would be a good blog topic. Right off the bat I found an excellent discussion of this topic and it says everything I can think of to say on this subject, plus some. This article, “Gender-neutral Technical Writing,” was written for TechWhirl by Jen Hollis Weber.
Gender-neutral Technical Writing | TechWhirl
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