A good case for cutting dead words

May 24, 2010

An article on minimalist technical writing at Publishing Smarter (http://www.publishingsmarter.com/resources/books-and-articles/why-minimalism-matters) focuses on precise and concise writing.

Through some good examples of cutting dead and redundant words, the authors show how to prune documentation costs — especially when translating your documents into multiple languages — just by pruning your writing. The cost reductions they list near the end of the article make a compelling case for concise writing.

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[Links last checked May 2010]


  1. Excellent post. Thanks for the link. I bookmarked this one and sent it to my home account, too.

  2. […] A good case for cutting dead words […]

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