Clarity is Key: Making Writing Clean and Concise

Learn to clarify and streamline your writing by using straightforward words and stronger nouns and verbs at this online seminar offered by the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. 2 p.m. Eastern time, Dec. 13 Enroll now. Poynter is one of my go-to places for high-quality instruction in reporting, writing and editing. Anyone interested in good writing can benefit.

About msvoss

Melinda Voss, MPH, APR, is a freelance writer, editor and public relations specialist. A staff writer for The Des Moines Register and Tribune for nearly 26 years, she has won regional and national awards and taught undergraduate and graduate journalism courses at three universities. In 1999, she earned a master's degree in public health from the University of Minnesota after co-founding the Association of Health Care Journalists in 1997. Voss initially served as the association's unpaid coordinator, then became the executive director from 1999 to 2004. She then became the public relations director for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and served in that position until November 2012. She earned her APR, an accreditation in public relations, in 2011.
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