This version of the Trans-Word Writing Tips is not intended to be the final version but, with your help, the first of hopefully many updated ones. It is also not intended to replace other grammar books and stylebooks, but to focus on questions frequently confronted in our work.
A final important note is that many of our customers already have their own peculiar writing styles, vocabulary, and word spellings. When we face such situations, we should suggest our preferences to those customers (for example, to insert one space after a period rather than two). If, however, we cannot convince them to use our preferred style, wording, or spelling, and the issue is not one that could later develop into a problem involving product liability, we should do as the customer wishes.
Examples that appear inside double asterisks show **how not to write.**
1.1 In a series of three or more terms with a single conjunction, use a comma after each term except the last. (See The Elements of Style, page 2.)
red, white, and blue
voltage, amps, and ohms
He opened the letter, read it, and threw it away.