Even if you’re not a designer, you can make your documents more attractive. In her brilliant book, Robin Williams explains the four basic design principles we need to use.
Plain language isn’t just about the words; design makes it easier for readers to find, understand, and use the information in the document. Fortunately, you don’t need to be a …
Some things about writing better are hard, but others are quite simple—like being consistent.
Understanding the big picture — before you start writing — will help you write better. When you know who and what the document is for, you can put the right pieces in the right place.
I was thrilled to run a 1-hour online workshop for UNITAR Division of Prosperity on tips on writing for an international audience. Here’s what took place!
Let’s wrap-up this crazy year and bring on a better 2021!
On 20 June 2020, I held my first webinar on editing! The participants were a small group of volunteer editors who help publish BAMBI News, a monthly English-language parenting magazine.
I am going to say “multi-language author” instead of “non-native English speaker” from now on.
It’s already August and what a mad year 2020 has been so far! Despite some personal upheavals, professionally, it’s been an engaging few months. It’s time for a little taking stock.
The amount of mark-up you get back from the editor doesn’t signal how good or bad the writing is. But it can be disconcerting to see your work heavily marred in red. Here are two ways you can try to minimize the distraction of tracked changes.