July 10, 2009

Fighting trite writing everywhere

Good journalists try to avoid cliches. (Dare I say, like the plague?)

One of the good things about being a good journalist is that the solid writing skills developed in this business can translate into other areas.

Here is a good piece on resume writing -- 10 boring phrases you should cut from your resume -- from TechRepublic.

I especially like the graf: "Cliched forms of speech are crutches for the uncreative. And the frequency of their usage make them absolutely meaningless."

Good journalists -- good writers -- are not uncreative. So why should your resume not show you at your best?

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