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In an interview, Carl Metzgar, a professional member of the Triad Chapter, talked about the importance of reading in SH&E professional's career. He said that reading is an easy and necessary way to get one's eyes over the edge for fresh stimulation. Wide reading is an inexpensive antidote to the sloppy thinking of uncritical predecessors. The Elements of Style by Strunk and White is a non-safety specific texts that should be on every SH&E professional's reading list. The key to good writing is good wide reading. The second key is practice and editing. Preparing thoughts in preparation for positively critical review requires insights into one's own work. The need for clarity and organization generates discipline and flexibility because no article finishes up as first conceived.

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