I am trying to use and introduce an abbreviation in a sentence. Example:

I worked with technologies such as Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets (Sass) while working on my project.

Does the "Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets" part need to be in quotes? It seems a bit out-of-place to me while using an acronym with such a peculiar long form.



No. In conventional writing on technical subjects, we do not use quotes. However, you may want to check with the relevant style guide, if any.

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    Beat me to it. And if this was for a resume, remove the reference to yourself, start the sentence something like "Worked with..." or more assertive like "Awesome at Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets..." (depending on the employer a little tongue-in-cheek helps) – BillyNair Apr 22 '12 at 5:11
  • Nevermind the split-second. :-) Change your comment to an answer, it's got a point to make of its own. – Kris Apr 22 '12 at 5:22

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