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[Word Wise] Easy Writing Tip: Cut Unnecessary Words
May 13, 2015
Write Better. Right Away.Volume 11, Number 3 ... ISSN: 1933-9690
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Less is more … in many areas, including writing.
Tighter writing reads with more clarity than text muddied with too many words. That’s why your writing will be stronger when you cut words that aren’t needed for your point. Put simply: eliminate extra baggage.
Which words are unnecessary?
Or, put another way … edit so “that” isn’t part of your copy, and you’ll sound more like a pro.
What To Do
Read each and every sentence slowly. Check to see if every word is absolutely essential. Make use of the “Delete” key where needed.
In other words, pare down your piece to its bare bones. Does it still get your point across? Go back and read it one more time … and strike any
additional remaining, unessential words.
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