Bill Birchard. Write to Reward Your Reader. Harvard Business Review, 2020.This resource covers multiple editing experiments, so I am putting it in the first. It explains why it is important to keep a piece simple, specific, stirring, story-driven, and social. As a reader, these probably seem like good qualities for a piece you want to read. Birchard includes brief suggestions for achieving them.
Daniel J. Tortora. What’s the Ideal Word Count for a Nonfiction Book?How do you know when you have enough, or maybe too much? This book shows high and low word counts typical of different kinds of nonfiction books. In case you are wondering, Sit Write Share has about 53,000 words.