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Rescue Your Writing from Redundancy

Posted by Terri Porter   Jan 28, 2015 6:00:00 AM

The new year is an absolutely perfect time to make new beginnings in many areas, including your writing. In the same way you might clear out and unclutter your house or apartment, you can rid your writing of redundancies, tautologies and pleonasms — those repetitive words and phrases that include but are not limited to extra words that say the same thing (e.g., begin anew, free gift), words used with acronyms that are part of the acronym (e.g., PIN number, UPC code) and superlatives used for emphasis (e.g., absolutely perfect). The end result will be a positive improvement in your writing, making it tighter, much more concise and infinitely clearer.

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Topics: business writing, financial writing, legal writing

Don’t Be Fooled by False Subjects

Posted by Terri Porter   Jan 21, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Because January is a big month for exercise resolutions, our posts this month focus on whipping your writing into better shape.

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Topics: business writing, technical writing, government writing, financial writing, scientific writing, legal writing

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