Technical writers can achieve conciseness by eliminating words with similar meanings within the same sentence. A good example appears in the cropped graphic above. While using the word both with the phrase as well as in the same sentence may not sound inappropriate, the two expressions mean essentially the same thing. Eliminating one of these expressions would compact the sentence while not sacrificing any meaning the sentence communicates.
From a grammatical standpoint, it really doesn’t matter which expression the writer chooses to eliminate. The writer can decide based on personal preference. Here are the options:
Stainless steel 316L as well as Nitronic 60 would serve as a viable substitute material.
Don’t use both as well as as well as. Make your technical writing more effective by embracing clarity and conciseness. Your resulting presentation will both better communicate your message and better represent you and your brands to your audience. Or put another way, your resulting presentation will better communicate your message as well as better represent you and your brands.