D-Speak or Not?

Doublespeak Links

To find resources of interest to technical writers (and writers in general) see the writing links. For information, viewpoints, and articles on doublespeak, see the doublespeak links.

Writing Links
Purdue Online Writing Lab
One of the many online university writing labs. Provides lists of online resources for writers; includes both general references as well as handouts and exercises for specific needs.
Editorial Eye
This site features sample material from issues of the monthly print newsletter named the Editorial Eye. Be sure to look at their index of full-text articles. As they note on their page, "Any aspect of effective printed, electronic, visual, or spoken communication is likely to appear as a topic in the Eye."
Internet Resources for Technical Communicators
Contains quite a few references to everything from technical writing books to online style guides to newsgroups.
Indispensable Writing Resources
They aren't kidding! In their words, "You'll find everything on and off the Net that you could possibly need in writing or researching a paper, including links to all sorts of reference material, links to writing labs, links to Web search engines, and links to writing-related Web sites."
Homepage for the Society of Technical Communication
A list of words, expressions and jargon to avoid in scientific and technical writing.

Doublespeak Links
Life under the Chief Doublespeak Officer by William Lutz
Euphemism Quiz Take the challenge!
Brief bio on William Lutz.
Humor in Doublespeak by William Lambdin
Jargon of Tyrrany by Jim Hightower
American Newspeak "A weekly satirical e-zine celebrating the Orwellian face of the 1990's with cutting edge advances in the art of doublespeak carefully scavenged from the back pages of our finer newspapers." Note: The material on this site appears to be from 1997 and earlier.

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