Welcome to Shorter Documents

Hi and welcome!

Crafting the perfect document takes thought plus superpowers. There’s a saying —

“If I had more time I would have written a shorter document”

I try to make jobs easier by being a good source of information and providing more than words on a page. Occupational guides call my profession technical writing. I write commercially for technical and non-technical audiences. Thousands of technical communicators across North America do this same kind of work.

I chose this field because I liked editing user manuals so that non-technical readers could understand stuff. In a world of nuance I seek precision. By career mid-point I’d collected enough anecdotes to fill a workbook. Shorter Documents is for your amusement.

Please root around if you’ve got a minute. Most posts are…well…short.