As a writer by nature and training (among other things), I can’t help but notice how things are written. This is true of blogs, assembly instructions, cereal boxes, and posters, as well as books (memoirs tend to be the worst!). I even texted a friend once just to tell him about a spelling mistake on a Heinz ketchup bottle. Yes, I have nerdy friends, but then, if you’re reading this, you’re probably one of them (although we have readers all over the globe, which is awesome! Thanks, guys!).
The NauticEd online sailing course I’ve been taking very slowly for over a year has a few writing gems in it. It’s not terribly written. In fact, most of it is quite clear and easy to digest, even the complex stuff about electrical systems and navigation techniques. The writer had a sense of humour too, which makes it enjoyable. This is my favorite sentences so far: “Ensuring that your boat is in the same place you left it is a very important skill.”
That worthy advice comes from the module on mooring and anchoring.