Kathy Henning

Kathy Henning

Kathy Henning is managing editor of CommunicationFitness, a Web site for learning and teaching more effective communication skills. A writer and editor for 20 years, since 1997 she has focused primarily on the Web, and during that time has written and edited copy for nearly 40 sites. She also teaches writing and editing, and has an MA in English. Prior to her Web days she spent eight years as an editor at a law firm and two years as a magazine editor.

RECENT ARTICLES BY KATHY HENNING

For Writers, Writing Is Never a Waste of Time: Part 2

May 15, 2001 - The secret of being a good writer is being a good rewriter. Revision is the name of the game. Because whether you're a student or a professor, a beginning... Comments

Writing Words That Resonate

May 1, 2001 - If the words you write for a Web site are just add-ons, afterthoughts, they'll fall flat. Want your words to resonate? Then connect with every aspect... Comments

For Writers, Writing Is Never a Waste of Time

Apr 17, 2001 - In its fifth draft, your article is pretty near perfect. Then the company president puts the kibosh on it. You work nonstop on a piece for an hour... Comments

Strategies for Writing Tighter

Apr 3, 2001 - With or without a keyboard, high-octane coffee, or a full lexicon, there's more than one way to become a tighter writer. Read how others have honed... Comments

Wireless: Good News for Writers Who Write Tight

Mar 20, 2001 - The wireless Internet will be a lucrative medium for Web writers who excel at writing tight copy. Cultivate a tighter style by writing on a PDA. Or... Comments

Writing Consistently Across Media: Ten Proofreading Tips

Mar 6, 2001 - In an age of lightning-speed innovation, consistency can be underrated. But it shouldn't be. Think of it as akin to an actor's staying in character... Comments

Online, Consistency Is Crucial

Feb 20, 2001 - Is consistency the hobgoblin of little minds? No, it's only the foolish kind that is (or so said Emerson). Kathy's talking about the other consistency... Comments

Writing for Readers Who Scan

Feb 6, 2001 - According to Jakob Nielsen, an expert on Web usability, 79 percent of Web users scan online text. So if you want your message to be read by more than... Comments

Fruit Flies Like a Banana: Writing Unambiguously

Jan 23, 2001 - Part of Groucho's appeal -- and Henny Youngman's ("Take my wife, please") -- is that he uses ambiguity humorously ("Outside of a dog, a book is man... Comments

Clarity by Design

Jan 9, 2001 - Ages ago, your high school English teacher told you to make sure your writing is clear. Think this is less important on the web? If so, think again... Comments

The Seven Qualities of Highly Successful Web Writing

Dec 12, 2000 - Kathy Henning addresses the seven qualities of highly successful web writing: clarity, relevance, brevity, scanability and readability, consistency... Comments

Writing Well Online: Talent Isn't Enough

Dec 5, 2000 - Thomas Mann, 1929 Nobel laureate, once said: "A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people." Kathy explains why... Comments

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