Technical Writing 101: Approaching the Blank Page

In this video Nicky Bleiel covers: Outlining, Card Sorting, Best Practices, Active vs. Passive Voice, Editing Tips, and the “KISS” Principle.

Links referenced in the video & useful references:

“How to Card Sort” video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTW3aG…

Grammar Girl on Active vs. Passive Voice: http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/…

“The Value of Passive Voice” on BioMedicalEditor.com: http://www.biomedicaleditor.com/passi…

Yahoo! online style guide: http://styleguide.yahoo.com/

Grammar Girl Tips for Better Writing: http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/

Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications (2012)

Gregg Reference Manual by William A. Sabin (2010)

On Writing Well by William Zinsser (2001)

The Elements of Style by Strunk and White (2008)

Technical Writing 101 by Alan Pringle and Sarah O’Keefe (2009)

Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss (2006)

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