Web Writing @ KerryR.net  

Using Dates and Time Frames in Web Writing

Make sure time perspectives are clear. Remember that readers will have little or no information on which to base a frame of reference.

Replace vague terms with specific references such as:

Next week / next month / next yearFebruary 11th, 2002 / March, 2002 / 2003
Last week / last month / last yearFebruary 4th, 2002 / January 2002 / 2001
In nnn months/weeksBy the end of February, 2002
In the near futureBy the end of the 2002/03 financial year

Clarity and Brevity in Web Writing Previous Next Checking for Errors in Web Writing