A good case for cutting dead wordsMay 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.
[Links last checked May 2010]