I try not to write about work -- and usually manage to accomplish this small goal.
But a recent work experience was rather scarifying, and it's hard to put it out of my mind. As I have noted, I was subjected to intense criticism about my ability to write (and even to think). I think some of the criticism was justified, some was rather capricious and whimsical -- an example of hiding what I really think behind fancy words.
Anyhow, I read a post on Copyblogger -- a vastly more popular blog than this mostly unread document -- that summed up the problem quite nicely: 7 Bad Writing Habits You Learned in School. I felt like this post was a critique of me and me alone....
- Sound Like Dead People -- Check
- Writing Long Paragraphs -- Check
- Staying Detached -- Check, check, check
The whole post is worth reading, and something for me to consider going forward.