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Writing tip: Editing web content

Editing is always a step-by-step process. And always you start by asking the big questions, such as:

  • Is this web page really necessary?
  • What is this page for? 
  • Who needs it?
  • Is the same information on another page?
  • What do you want people to do after reading this page?
At work when the pressure’s on, what do you do? You apply the 80:20 principle: you skip to a simple Contented system that will fix the majority of problems very fast.

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With regards to a grammar question

Man says "With regards to", thinks "What will I say?" Hello, can you help me with a grammar question? What is the difference between: With regards to beauty, attitude is more important than appearance and  A beautiful attitude is more important than a beautiful appearance.

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Dare (conference) by name, dare by nature

I'm packed ... ish. Leaving tomorrow, with the DARE conference 2014 in London my first destination. Don't those bags look neat? It's an illusion. 

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July 22, 2014

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The ultimate cafe for solitary offline work

Wellington flat white coffeeI know the perfect office-cafe in Wellington, but I'm not going to tell you its name. Oh, no no no. My secret.

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June 02, 2014

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Giving feedback on work documents: 9 tips

Penguin parent feeding baby penguin.Peer review of business reports and technical documents is a time-honoured practice in the workplace. A few ground rules can help everyone — writers, reviewers, and readers.

 

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Links on mobile devices: eliminate the fat finger problem

The problem with links on mobile devices is the human finger: it’s much bigger than the cursor we use on a desktop. So make all links obvious and large and not too close to other links.

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18 years of writing for the web: how hot is that?

Writing on the web: contented.com for writing courses
Since 1995, writing for the web is a phrase that has come full circle: literary writing online. Business writing, writing on the web, writing for the intranet, blogging, web content, SEO writing, content marketing, mobile content, accessible content, digital communication ... what next?

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