This may be an old topic that has been covered many times in the past, but please humor me. I learned long ago that it is more correct to write procedures using present tense verbs rather than future tense. For example, "the operator shall record the psi for leak testing..." or "the inspector will perform visual examination of product and will record defects..." The reason, as I understand it, is that future tense verbs imply that the actions described are not yet active, have not yet occurred, and thus, records may not have been created yet. However, when written in the present tense, this indicates that the process is active, current, and being documented. I'd like to see what others have to say about this - is there a right or wrong way to write procedures (present tense vs. future tense), or does it really matter so long as the process is accurately described in the procedure? Thanks in advance.