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… Read More »

Reducing writer errors

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

One 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. (Such comments were much more prevalent on LinkedIn than on the blog itself.) Actually,… Read More »

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… Read More »