Op boxesandarrows.com vertaalde Christina Wodtke een “List of Reminders” van E.B. White uit ‘The Elements of Style‘. De list van E.B White slaat op stelregels voor novice schrijvers/journalisten en Christina vertaalde het naar een bruikbare handleiding voor designers.
Boxesandarrows.com features an article by Christina Wodtke, based on a “List of Reminders” by E.B. White taken from ‘The Elements of Style‘. This list features gentle reminders for writers and Christina translated them into design-reminders.

  • Place yourself in the background.
  • Write in a way that comes naturally.
  • Work from a suitable design.
  • Write with nouns and verbs.
  • Revise and rewrite.
  • Do not overwrite.
  • Do not overstate.
  • Avoid the use of qualifiers.
  • Do not affect a breezy manner.
  • Use orthodox spelling.
  • Do not explain too much.
  • Do not construct awkward adverbs.
  • Make sure the reader knows who is speaking.
  • Avoid fancy words.
  • Do not use dialect unless your ear is good.
  • Be clear.
  • Do not inject opinion.
  • Use figures of speech sparingly.
  • Do not take shortcuts at the cost of clarity.
  • Avoid foreign languages.
  • Prefer the standard to the offbeat.

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