The Whistle-Blower Knows How to Write

Jane Rosenzweig, writing for The New York Times:

I can’t tell you what’s going to happen to his blockbuster complaint about the president’s behavior, but I can tell you that the whistle-blower’s college writing instructor would be very proud of him.

As a writing instructor myself for 20 years, I look at the complaint and see a model of clear writing that offers important lessons for aspiring writers. Here are a few.

I thought the same thing reading the letter and its appendix — it’s a model of clarity and concision.

Saturday, 28 September 2019