A great tightening exercise from our government?

If you’ve attended one of my training classes, you know that I teach the concept of  “tightening” as a way to cut out all the excess words in our writing. Concise is good. That’s why I was so interested in reading in The Economist (January 1, 2011, p.29) that the Republican Contract from America called… Continue Reading

Slow notion

Warning: This message is going to be counter-intuitive and completely opposite of the usual corporate/organization message you get every day. Today, I suggest two things to you: That you read v e r y  s l o w l y and that you write v e r y  s l o w l y. I… Continue Reading

Switch typefaces to save money? Who knew?

According to the Associated Press, your choice of typeface can save you money. Printer.com, a Dutch company, persuaded the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay to switch from Arial to Century Gothic for an expected savings of $5,000 to $10,000 per year (6500 students; $100,000 per year spent on ink and toner cartridges). Century Gothic… Continue Reading