Re: Writing clearly

Subject: Re: Writing clearly
From: "Dana Worley" <dana -at- campbellsci -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 20 May 2010 07:01:00 -0600

On Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 'Technical Writing Plus' wrote:

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

I disagree with this point. If I am having trouble knowing where to start, I will begin by typing a
random list of relevant points and work from there. In other words, I don't always know
exactly what I want to say, but I do have an idea of the points that need to be covered.

I don't think my writing is more or less clear because of this, but it certainly helps with

:) Dana W.

Dana Worley
Software Product Manager/Manager, Software Support Group
Campbell Scientific, Inc.
Microsoft MVP, Windows Help


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