Radio Boutros

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Making the Web a Better Place To Read

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My obsession with subject-verb-object construction aside, the web is not the most grammatically sound place to have existed. As writer and blogger Erin Kissane notes, web copy is often created by time-pressured folks who are not writers.

Kissane takes on the Quixotic, yet noble, quest to make the web a more readable place in her post on A List Apart.  Much of what she says refers to marketing, but clarity is a goal of marketers and journalists alike. Besides, Kissane has a pretty cool hair-do and she is worth linking to for that reason alone.

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Written by radioboutros

November 17, 2008 at 9:31 am

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  1. Amen! Of course — there is more than one issue going on here. People who have no grasp of grammar, punctuation and spelling are one sort (and oh, so painfully common) but on the other hand you have those who possess at least basic english skills but think that “improve operational intelligence and provide insight that enables more effective strategic, tactical and effective decision-making” actually says anything.

    Fred

    December 26, 2008 at 6:37 pm


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