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Grammar Pet Peeves, Revisited

Note: Updated  13:24 p.m. 4/29/21 to address some minor corrections. It’s hard to believe, but it’s been nearly ten years since I wrote a post addressing grammar, mechanics, and punctuation pet peeves. Because I’m doing more editing than writing these … Continue reading

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Metrics in Writing

Like many English majors, I am not a big fan of numbers, especially when it comes to my work. There are, however, constructive ways to apply metrics to your work as a technical communicator and get results that make everyone … Continue reading

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Finding Your Voice As a Writer

I haven’t discussed writing style in a while, but in keeping with my revisiting-old-topics riff, I thought I’d give it another look. As it happened, I could thank my friend Cindy Lou for helping me find my writing voice 20+ … Continue reading

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The Best of Bart’s Editing Tips

I use a set of internal subroutines to improve the documents I’m asked to edit. Today I thought I’d share some of the “best of Bart” tips I’ve written over the years. Others undoubtedly exist, but these will do for … Continue reading

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Stupid Word Tricks

I’m going to take a brief break from book promotion to talk about something a little more practical. Hearkening back to David Letterman, today I’ll share some “Stupid Human Tricks” you can do with Microsoft Word that aren’t really stupid, … Continue reading

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