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I'm Mike Pope. I live in the Seattle area. I've been a technical writer and editor for over 30 years. I'm interested in software, language, music, movies, books, motorcycles, travel, and ... well, lots of stuff.

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The predisposition for languages is as mysterious as the inclination of certain people for mathmatics or music and has nothing to do with intelligence or knowledge. It is something separate, a gift that some possess and others don't.

Mario Vargas Llosa



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First entry - 6/27/2003
Most recent entry - 9/6/2014

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  11:46 AM

Peter Cooper has some tips for reducing the size of your text by about two-thirds to substantially improve it and "make it shine."

Apropo of our previous discussion of Strunk & White's The Elements of Style.

Via Gordon Meyer.

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