On Mon, Oct 12, 2015 at 01:08:27PM +1000, Nick Coghlan wrote: [...]
I'll do another pass on that, swapping out the more formal terms (e.g. "disclose") for more common plain English equivalents (e.g. "publish"). If there are other particular phrases and words that seem out of place, please let me know, either directly or here in the thread, as I sometimes lose track of what counts as normal English and what's specifically corporate/institutional English :)
"Disclose" and "publish" are not synonyms, and "disclose" is common, plain English, not jargon or specifically corporate English. It's found in poetry!
If I disclose my passion, Our friendship's an end. --Addison, quoted in Webster's Dictionary (1913)
More importantly, it is a standard English idiom. For example, "disclose any conflicts of interest" is a clear sentence and a standard idiom, not jargon, not formal English, but precise. If you replace it with a word like "publish", you introduce uncertainty and reduce clarity. It's not clear what you mean by publish. Is a note in the personals section of the local newspaper good enough, or do I have to take out a full page advertisment in an international magazine?