Here’s a good way to leave your writing unpolished:
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Get the car moving in first. Drop the shifter to second. Step on it, and feel your back press into the firm Recaro seats behind you as you accelerate… ahem, to the legally posted speed limit, officer, and no faster.
I can’t begin to count the amounts of energy I’ve used walking all over my neighbourhood, downtown Toronto and other places. I reach my destination usually while listening to podcasts, maybe even working up a sweat. Now an outfit wants to let my walking help charge the iPod using the steps I take. I’m interested.
I like to talk about cars. As a result, people share their experiences with me about the models they own and the brands they’re loyal to. J.T., a former work colleague, drove 215,000 kilometers in a ’90s era Nissan Sentra. He sold it to take a job opportunity in California, but he figures it probably […]
I write. A lot. And I sometimes share what I write with other people who might revise what’s written. Conversely, I might review things that other people write. Whichever the case may be, I tend to work onscreen as much as possible. (If I work on paper, transmitting reviews back and forth becomes a longer […]
In April 2014, the Globe and Mail published a list of ten words you can remove from anything you write. It’s a great idea, since leaner writing is often clearer writing. I’ll take this tip one step further. Instead of simply keeping the list handy (and building on it over time), get your word processor […]
There’s a widespread idea that image manipulation is difficult and only done with lots of expertise using expensive tools. Let’s put that idea to rest. Check out the video below for an idea of how easy it is using the Preview app. You might not get “professional” results but you can accomplish a lot with […]
Sometimes better products happen when manufacturers simplify their designs. That’s what I found when I tried ChargeKeys and ChargeCards from Nomad Goods, LLC. These slim connectors let you charge and synchronize products equipped with Lightning ports (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) or micro-USB ports (a wide variety of mobile phones, tablets and other products).
I can’t count the number of times that I’ve blogged about the importance of styles in programs like Microsoft Word. Styles matter if: you regularly create lengthy documents that must look good to others. you want to reduce the amount of time you spend formatting documents.
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Based in Toronto, Canada, technology copywriter, business writer, technical writer and journalist Luigi Benetton helps technology businesses and periodical editors explain sophisticated technology in ways that their business audiences understand.
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