Writing for Jakob Nielsen
I found that writing an article for Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox column on useit.com a refreshing exercise in brevity and clarity in my writing. It was a nice departure from my natural tendency to explain every nuance in my written communication. As I reviewed his style, I found myself cutting every thing down completely on my own, and as editor, Jakob only made major changes to the beginning of the article, where a clear setup was crucial to get readers to dive into further details. I have a lot more respect now for how much effort it takes to write in the style he does.