Friday, September 2, 2011

don't forget your audience

 ... it is not enough that the subject-matter be clear to the writer, it should be so expressed as to be clear to the particular readers addressed.  

Engineering education: Volume 7 - Page 321
American Society for Engineering Education - 1916

1 comment:

  1. A good writer understands that if he writes something and his audience doesn't understand it, that's his problem, not theirs. (I think Janet taught me that.)

    I'm a member of an organization that has rules, some of which are frequently misinterpreted by members. You wouldn't think it would be controversial to try to rewrite the rules so they're clear to everyone. Alas, not everyone sees it that way.