Write Tight(er)—Part 1: The technique

A session at Society for Technical Communication Summit 2014

Tuesday 20th May, 2014

8:30am to 9:15am

We all want to create concise, compelling messages that win people over. But even the best writers use too many words, filler words that dull their messages and turn readers off. Who knows what opportunities you may have lost due to writing you didn’t even know was flabby.

Marcia has perfected a time-saving, pain-free technique that you can use to eliminate filler words (and sentences and paragraphs) from any text. This technique takes the guesswork out of concise writing by showing you exactly what to look for.

Once you’ve got this technique down, you’ve got it forever. You’ll know how to:

  • Increase keyword density.
  • Cut translation costs.
  • Bring your writing to a 24-carat, attention-getting luster.

About the speaker

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Marcia Riefer Johnston

Author of "Word Up!" and "You Can Say That Again"

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9:45am Write Tight(er)—Part 2: Applying the technique by Marcia Riefer Johnston

25 attendees

  • Carolyn Kelley Klinger
  • Christine Brouillard
  • Chris Hester
  • Christopher Painter
  • Carolyn Kelley Klinger
  • David L. Caruso
  • Deb Lockwood
  • Debra (DeRoo) Johnson
  • Donn DeBoard
  • Emily (Celaric) Kowal
  • Hilda Alvarez-Strang
  • Kathi Whitman
  • Jonathon Colman
  • Cheri Jerue
  • Joanne Zwiers
  • Marcia Riefer Johnston
  • Marnee H
  • Michelle Chapman-Thurber
  • Nancy Gaygan
  • Paul Duarte
  • Paul Mueller
  • Roger Renteria
  • Robin Whitmore
  • Shannon Wallner
  • Yvette Daniel

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  • Alex Dellapenta
  • Cindy Pao
  • Clarissa Peterson
  • David Wilks
  • Todd Doane
  • Joseph Campo, PMP
  • Rosie Arcelay

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Time 8:30am9:15am MST

Date Tue 20th May 2014

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Books by speaker

  • You Can Say That Again: 750 Redundant Phrases to Think Twice About
  • Word Up!

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