Re: Teaching a practical business writing class

Subject: Re: Teaching a practical business writing class
From: "R. Mason" <rpmason -at- kc -dot- rr -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2009 08:20:43 -0500

Here's a great quote for new writers. It has the what's-in-it-for-me hook.

"If the same idea can be expressed in a simple way or in a complex
way, the simple way is better--and, paradoxically, it will typically
lead readers to conclude that the writer is smarter." Bryan Garner,
Garner's Modern American Usage (2003)

Rob Hudson wrote:

... what you'd like to see from new technical/business writers.

Free Software Documentation Project Web Cast: Covers developing Table of
Contents, Context IDs, and Index, as well as Doc-To-Help
2009 tips, tricks, and best practices.

Help & Manual 5: The complete help authoring tool for individual
authors and teams. Professional power, intuitive interface. Write
once, publish to 8 formats. Multi-user authoring and version control!

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