Plain Language & Clear Communications Resources

September 16, 2015

Attending the June 2015 Editing Goes Global conference in Toronto re-energized my interest in and focus on plain language & clear communications. As well, it confirmed for me that using the underlying principles—whether we call the outcome plain language, clear communication, or reader-focused writing and editing—has been a substantial part of my work over the last […]

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Editing Goes Global and Testimonials

June 24, 2015

I had the pleasure of attending the first ever international conference for editors of the English language—Editing Goes Global, …my new web page of testimonials…

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Writing for the Reader—Hitting the Target

February 20, 2015

Every day, the questions arise for writers and editors—What is the right way to write this? … But really the question is whether the writing will work for the intended reader, in the chosen form, to meet the goals of that writing. In other words, context matters.

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Scheduling Writing and Editing Time

August 12, 2014

Building in procrastination time: Today I’m in-between some stages with different manuscripts so doing some tasks that have been waiting and that I find challenging, nearly painful. So I have turned to my computer, away from my computer, back to my computer, to the bulletin board that needs to be rearranged, to my address book […]

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Advice for Writers: Editors of Earth

June 13, 2014

“What advice would you give writers?” asked one members of the Facebook group Editors’ Association of Earth (EAE). Off the top of my head, here were my responses. Read widely, deeply, and critically other writers. Know what works and what doesn’t in your  type of writing. Examine the questions and be able to explain to […]

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