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Chapter 6. Getting it Right > Tip 29 Add Breathing Space For Reader Friendlines...

Tip 29 Add Breathing Space For Reader Friendliness

When you revise your memo, consider adding “breaking space.” Spread out the information so that it looks easy to read, so that the reader can see your ideas quickly.

Breathing Space: A True Story

A few years ago an old friend decided to start a new life. He just picked up and moved from Chicago to Phoenix. He arrived, wrote up a resume—a one-pager, crammed edge-to-edge with everything he’d ever done—and started looking for work. Months went by: no job. Puzzled and worried, he revamped his resume, spreading the same information out over two pages and making the pages breezier, much easier to read. The next week he found work.


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