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.

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