Tag Archives | simplicity

Why Your Content Needs More Links

Technical Communications needs to make far greater use of linking than it does today. Here’s why. In a blog post WordPress for Beginners: Too Many Choices? Sufyan bin Uzayr quotes an email from novelist Meg Justus about her frustrations trying to get started with WordPress: The reason I’m finding self-hosted WordPress so complicated is that it asks me to find […]

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Reducing writer errors

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Improving the content creation process

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Improving the content creation processOne of the most consistent responses I have received to my posts on revision as waste (Improving First Run Quality, and Revision, Waste, and Evenness) is some variant of “mistakes happen”. Some felt I was blaming writers, or even questioning their integrity. […]

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Too little information

Were I asked to characterize the human condition in a sentence, I might choose this: to be human is to make decisions with too little information. All our decisions, great and small, are taken without adequate information: getting married, buying real estate, having children (this especially), saving for retirement, choosing the best route for a […]

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