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Monday, May 16 • 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Applying Minimalist Writing Principles to Improve User's Guides: Readers and Writers Win

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In this progression, Michael will show how he applied minimalist writing principles to User's Guides to reduce page count and improve clarity. As a result, readers can perform relevant tasks right away. Applying these principles not only enables readers to get the information they need more readily, but produces topics that are better suited for reading on mobile devices. He worked with a team dedicated to promulgating these principles throughout our organization and they produced a strategy for following these principles when writing new material, which resulted in a more efficient writer workflow.

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Michael Harvey

Principal Technical Writer, SAS
At SAS, I am documentation project leader for risk management solutions. I also teach Information Architecture for the Duke Continuing Studies Technical Communication certificate program. Previously, I worked as a manager and a writer for EMC. I have a BA in English and Psychology... Read More →

Monday May 16, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm PDT
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