Back to Basics: Writing Best Practices for Everyone and Repurposing Presentations

Everyone writes to some degrees in their jobs. You don’t have to be a technical writer or instructional designer to write in your job. Sales people write statements og work or contracts. Mangers write project plans. Executives write business plans and goals. Everyone writes thousands of emails a year.

Understanding and following writing best practices helps insure your communications are clear, concise, and consistent.

I recently gave a talk called “If you’re not a secret agent … why do you write in code?” I provided writing best practices for non-writers. I thought it would make a good refresher for those of us who do write and a good reference to provide to our colleagues who do not write. It also provided me with an opportunity to practice repurposing material that I spent time creating for a new audience.

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