Re: The Source of Bad Writing - WSJ

Subject: Re: The Source of Bad Writing - WSJ
From: Joe Pairman <joepairman -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 10:40:07 +0100

Thanks for the link, Mike! Great piece that sums up in a page the essence
of good technical communication.

Pinker's trendy for a reason; he really does know what he's talking about.
"The Language Instinct" should be mandatory reading for every writer, and
everyone who's thinking of criticizing the writing of others. It looks as
if his new book will be well worth reading too:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Sense-Style-Thinking-Person%C2%92s/dp/0670025852

Joe Pairman
Senior Consultant
*Mekon <http://www.mekon.com/>*

On Sun, Sep 28, 2014 at 8:01 AM, Mike Starr <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com> wrote:

> Trendy Harvard professor Steven Pinker on bad writing... a lot of
> interesting comments as well as a lot of opportunities to be an evangelist
> for technical writing (I just wasn't up to it at 2AM).
> http://online.wsj.com/articles/the-cause-of-bad-writing-1411660188?tesla=y
>
> Best Regards,
>
> Mike
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