145: Improve Your Writing With Practical Typography
Published June 16, 2014
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    How your writing shows up on screen may say as much as what you wear. Matthew Butterick shares how to improve your writing with practical typography.



    Guest: Matthew Butterick
    Author, Practical Typography

    Written communication may say as much about you as what you wear.

    Typography is more than just font.

    Matthew's rankings of common system fonts

    Book resource:

    Garner’s Modern American Usage* by Bryan Garner

    Mark Twain received the following telegram from a publisher:

    NEED 2-PAGE SHORT STORY TWO DAYS.

    And famously replied…

    NO CAN DO 2 PAGES TWO DAYS. CAN DO 30 PAGES 2 DAYS. NEED 30 DAYS TO DO 2 PAGES.

    Use one space after a sentence

    What’s one change you will make to your writing?

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