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Eluding the curse of knowledge

This week’s Tighten This! game exposed a pitfall that good technical writers learn to identify and avoid: the curse of knowledge. Let’s talk about how that plays out in our day-to-day work. 500 more words

Technical Communication

#Libraries and the curse of #knowledge

In his recent book on writing (The Sense of Style), Steven Pinker suggests that the economic concept of the curse of knowledge is the main cause of bad writing. 197 more words


Steven Pinker on Writing, Communication

“Bad writing has always been with us.”

A recommended talk on language, writing, and the nature of communication.

Steven Pinker is one of the world’s leading authorities on language, mind and human nature.

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On John Hudspith and Editors and Editing

So I knew Johnny was the editor for me right from the get go, when I was first deciding to write a novel. I had wanted to write this novel several times over a period spanning a decade, but the time was never quite right. 1,135 more words



The Teacher Curse No One Wants to Talk About

I (Clare) read this really interesting article on Edutopia

I believe it has relevance for both teachers and teacher educators. Having to unpack and remember how we learned a topic/skill is hard. 1,145 more words