Monthly Archives: March 2013

This Is What Writing Looks Like

Readers have asked me to demonstrate how I write and edit. So I’m starting a new series where I take examples of really bad business writing and point out some flaws. Then I’ll show a new, revised version that communicates … Continue reading

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Invent New Words, Seriously

I’m glad to see Andrew Kaufman agree with me in the Guardian. Yes, we absolutely need to invent new words when naming things, especially because most of the good ones have already been sucked up by big corporations. Kaufman writes: … Continue reading

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Against High-Tech Jargon

Wendy Marx writes a funny attack on acronyms and business jargon, especially the kind you find in the tech industry. Money quote: There is also the mystique of jargon and highfalutin’ language. Creating your own nomenclature and acronymns like DSPs, … Continue reading

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