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How to “Use cases” and “user scenarios” explained Alternatives to the paragraph An example of substantive editing Audience and document analysis Checkadding Choosing and using help topics Deciding what needs to be done Developing a Departmental Style Guide Editing an index Editing for an international audience Editing glossaries Editing illustrations Editing online materials Editing procedures and instructions Editing reports and proposals Editing single-sourced projects Editing tables Editing tables of data Editing tips Editing Web sites Gender-neutral technical writing Hints for developing a table of contents Parts of a typical statistical table Planning an online help project Sample editing checklist Stressing what is important in a sentence Terminology and spelling for Web-related concepts Use of hyphens Using style sheets What’s wrong with this procedure – answers What’s wrong with this procedure? Words in several varieties of English Working electronically