Announcing Nicely Said

I’m so excited to tell you that Nicole Fenton and I are writing a book together. It’s called Nicely Said: Writing for the Web with Style and Purpose, and it will be published by New Riders in June. We’re almost halfway through the first draft, and I can’t wait to share the book with you.

That beautiful cover is by my friend Alvin Diec.

We’re trying to write the book we’ve both wished we had throughout our careers. It will cover topics like voice and tone, talking to different audiences, addressing touchy subjects, creating flows, understanding your readers, writing with teams, and making style guides work.

Nicole is a dream teammate, and cowriting has been a delightful experience so far. It’s perfect for people like me, who are writing on the side. I’m also lucky to work for a company that not only supports projects like this, but encourages them.

We’d love to know what kind of topics would help you, so please say hi (@katekiefer, @nicoleslaw). And if you’d like to get occasional updates on the book, peeks at our progress, and probably some pictures of my dog, sign up for my TinyLetter.