Sometimes you have to laugh and embrace your word nerdiness, even if not everyone does. Case in point:
We started off by asking audience members to discuss the jargony words their associations use and their jargon pet peeves.
Stacy explained plain language and how most of us write above appropriate reading grade levels.
Some great tips from Stacy.
I may have to make this quote into a button.
Aw, this guy, , is my new BFF. Anyway, I pointed out how you can edit to eliminate jargon, including printing out articles, reading aloud and making note of your (or your writers') trouble spots.
I also discussed editing trends and Associated Press Stylebook and Chicago Manual of Style changes that were presented this at this year's American Copy Editors Society conference, which I attend each spring.