Erin Kissane

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I’m a content strategist, editor, and writer. I help people plan for, design, make, publish, and maintain really good content online. I live in NYC and work for Brain Traffic, a fantastico content strategy consultancy in Minneapolis. Before joining Brain Traffic, I was an indie content specialist, the editorial director of Happy Cog Studios, and a freelance writer and editor. One of my desks is at Studiomates, a collective workspace in Brooklyn, and my other is at home, surrounded by a henge of white bookshelves.

My new book, The Elements of Content Strategy, was published in March of 2011 by A Book Apart. You can read an excerpt at A List Apart magazine, or buy it direct from the publisher in a beautiful paperback edition, as a set of DRM-f
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Writing Well about Terrible People

This morning, I set myself the task of turning my response to a New York Times article into something less ephemeral and annoying than a tweetstorm. I gave myself one hour to do it, which mostly meant not letting myself spend another two hours adding more links.


I have a lot of feelings, and I’m not going to talk about any of them.


Let’s assume, for a moment, that men who use pseudo-science...

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“Try to turn as many soft, aspirational goals as possible into success criteria, and make them specific enough that you can actually tell whether or not you've met them.”
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“For most people, language is our primary interface with each other and with the external world.”
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