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Intranet content: Bad grammar is okay

Tuesday, February 07, 2006  

Managing an intranet is tough work. It's even tougher if you insist on perfect spelling, proper grammar, and inverse-pyramid writing. So relax! It's more important that your content is timely. Decentralize content authoring, and don't worry about run-on sentences and misplaced quote marks. Save your penmanship for core corporate information.

Related article:
Let go of an obsession with intranet content quality

About the Author

I'm Chris McGrath, an intranet consultant in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. I've been working on intranets since 1997, and on plain ol' web sites for even longer. I run One Intranets, the firm that co-created ThoughtFarmer -- an enterprise collaboration platform for Windows-based intranets.