Edit yourself

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Tips for editing yourself:

Word Choice

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Word Removal

Search for these words and remove them, especially when they begin sentences:

  • But
  • Indeed
  • Likewise
  • 'That is'
  • 'That are'
  • Many. Unquantified language rarely adds information, such as "many people are saying that the sky is blue today." What does "many" mean in this context?
  • Interesting. Interesting is a comment on what interests the writer, not the reader. It is a subjective quantifier, not an objective one.