Don’t Over ‘Utilize’ Your Vocabulary

Don’t Over ‘Utilize’ Your Vocabulary

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I’ve come to the conclusion that there are too many words in English.

In my job as a technical editor at GRAKN.AI, and as I read my daily quota of technology blogs, I often see articles that fall into the trap using a broad vocabulary at the cost of readability. I try to write and edit the copy I work on to remove words and complex terminology. It’s a success when the article shrinks and the Hemingway readability index has gone down. Here is the process I use when I work on a draft to prepare it for publication. If you write technical blogs or documentation, you may find a few pointers to help you…and your readers.

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April 19, 2017 at 04:57PM

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