Cutting unnecessary words

Editing_and_proofreading_blog_649When writing the first draft, most of us focus on getting information onto the page. Whether the words just flow out, or whether we are struggling to string the concepts together, extra words creep in.

These extra words add nothing to the sense. They may be intended to add to the atmosphere. But do they?

If they are merely padding. These words need to be cut. Here are some ways to deflate those phrases.

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About The Proof Angel

I am a freelance editor and proofreader. I work with a wide range of clients, from companies to self publishing authors. I can help you to communicate clearly in print or on line by providing a fresh pair of eyes, carrying out a final check, or by suggesting ideas to improve the flow of your message.
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