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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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Encounters with readers are bracing. They remind us that nobody cares how hard we work, what obstacles we face, how good our intentions are. They don't see that, and they don't want to. They see the product. When the product is defective in some way, they conclude that we are dim-witted, lazy, incompetent or all three.

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First entry - 6/27/2003
Most recent entry - 9/24/2016

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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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