Posts Tagged professional document design

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Here’s a good way to leave your writing unpolished:

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Strip unnecessary words from your writing

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

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Making information understandable

As a technical writer, journalist and copywriter, it matters to me that other people can quickly and easily understand what I write. That means I both: write as clearly as I can. structure my information so that readers can easily find the information they need.

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Applying a word processing style

Styles are neat things. They let you minimize the amount of time you spend fiddling with the formatting in documents. This rarely matters if you only write two- or three-page memos, but try making a 185-page book look consistent – all fonts, headings, margins, graphical elements and

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