Think First, Write Later

  For the past few months, I have been learning about a new document type called Species Status Assessments (SSAs). My learnings are resulting in some interesting writing tips that I’m excited to share with you. SSAs are a process resulting in a document used by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service in a […]

Three Tips for Writing Briefing Papers Successfully

As a subject matter expert, you are constantly asked to summarize your work. Rarely do you have the opportunity to “geek out” and share everything you know with someone who really cares. One colleague was so frustrated with this phenomenon he told me it felt like his whole life was an exercise in the executive […]

Examine Your Boundaries

Has your writing ever been described as a “choppy?” Does your website or blog feel “dense”? Do you wish your copy had “flow”? Then you need to examine your boundaries. Your sentence boundaries that is. Let’s talk about the types of sentences you’re using, and how you can manipulate them so your reader can move […]