When I started this blog, I worked in the museum field, and I focused my examples of how “Every Word Counts” on museum labels.
Since then, I’ve been a curriculum developer, a scriptwriter for a science video journal, a medical writer, a technical writer, and a marketing writer. But I still believe that every word counts, so I’ll be keeping the blog name as I expand my post topics to other domains. I hope subscribers from the museum field will still find the blog posts relevant, and that perhaps we’ll see some new folks who find it interesting.
Through all this, one thing that has not changed: the article that has most affected my approach to writing, editing, and coaching writers. “The Science of Scientific Writing” was originally published by American Scientist in 1990. Nearly 30 years later, they considered its advice still timely—so much so that they republished it.
I hope you find it as valuable as I do.