Editors Watch for Overused Words

I had edited half of a 20,000-word manuscript that had been written “from the heart,” and the author had done a good job of making his point. However, I started noticing he used some words over and over. I was told this manuscript had been carefully reviewed, and to do a light “proofread,” instead of Read more about Editors Watch for Overused Words[…]

Wordiness Kills Clarity

I try to leave out the parts that people skip. —Elmore Leonard   Author Leonard knows a thing or two about using words. He published 17 novels and articles—several which were made into movies, starting with westerns and then to fiction, especially crime fiction. When I am working with a “wordy” writer, I relay Leonard’s Read more about Wordiness Kills Clarity[…]