Re: Writing clearly

Subject: Re: Writing clearly
From: 'Technical Writing Plus' <doc-x -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: Tekwrl <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 19 May 2010 17:36:26 -0500 (GMT-05:00)

There is more than one kind of writing.

Journal writing, for example, is different from technical writing.

Technical writing is different from fiction writing.

But you always should know exactly what it is that you want to say (before you put pen to paper).

This dictum is very relevant to good technical writing.

Jim Jones

-----Original Message-----
>From: Janet Swisher <jmswisher -at- gmail -dot- com>
>Sent: May 19, 2010 4:42 PM
>To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>Subject: Re: Writing clearly
>People who need tips on writing clearly also need help with figuring
>out which words are needless, so that advice is nearly useless.
>Read the text aloud, or better yet, have someone else read it aloud.
>If anything sounds awkward or causes the reader to stumble, simplify
>until it doesn't.
>On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 4:30 PM, Dan Goldstein
><DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com> wrote:
>> My favorite list is the Table of Contents of "The Elements of Style" by
>> Strunk and White. These...

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