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About the Samples in this Blog

Sometimes the best way to teach a new way of doing something is to show an old way and describe the differences. I use samples from technical manuals, marketing materials, user guides, and other forms of business communication to illustrate some of the problems in professional writing, and to describe how to apply plain language to solve those problems. I violate no copyright laws in using these samples, and I never identify the text’s author or the product’s name. I do not use these samples to call out writers for their shortcomings in plain-language usage; I am in no position to point fingers, as I still find said shortcomings in …

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