Every time you write an email, memo, or a short message, think of the people who you want to read it. Don’t take much of their time. Write messages that are easy to read, clear to understand, and express what you want to say in the fewest words possible

Read your messages as you imagine your readers might read them. Do you understand them? Can you make them easier to read? Can you shorten them? Before you send a message to its intended readers, make sure you understand it, which is no guarantee its readers will, but if you do, then they might.