Re: Writing clearly

Subject: Re: Writing clearly
From: Craig Haiss <craighaiss -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 20 May 2010 07:26:44 -0700 (PDT)

Focus on what you are writing as well as how to write it. A clearly written sentence will be misunderstood if the reader doesn't have the foundational knowledge to make sense of it.

Also, try studying another language. English allows for some seriously convoluted sentence structures; focusing on another language might help you get in the habit of writing terse sentences, unlike this one.

Craig Haiss

--- On Wed, 5/19/10, Richard Mateosian <xrmxrm -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> From: Richard Mateosian <xrmxrm -at- gmail -dot- com>
> Subject: Writing clearly
> To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
> Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 3:54 PM
> I'm putting together a list of tips
> for writing clearly (for example,
> ensure that your pronouns have unambiguous antecedents).
> Contributions
> are welcome.
> I posted a similar request on the copyediting list. I
> suspect that
> this list will produce different suggestions.  ...RM
> --
> Richard Mateosian <xrm -at- pacbell -dot- net>
> Berkeley, California


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