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Get rid of unnecessary words

Have you ever been told your work is longwinded? You can fix this problem by following my tips for writing succinctly and editing your work before you finalise it. Why bother writing succinctly? Compare succinct writing with longwinded writing and you'll find it's not only shorter, but also: easier to readquicker to readmore likely to … Continue reading Get rid of unnecessary words

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Use acronyms thoughtfully

If you work for a government department or NGO, you probably use acronyms in your writing. It can be tempting to use lots of acronyms, as they shorten your sentences and save space on the page. But paragraphs full of acronyms can confuse your readers, slow down their reading and mean your well-crafted messages are … Continue reading Use acronyms thoughtfully

Use apostrophes correctly

Apostrophes act as signals to readers. They may seem insignificant, but when they are used incorrectly they confuse readers and slow down their reading. Are you’re sometimes unsure about whether a word needs an apostrophe? This article will help you understand the general rules. It's actually quite simple: there are only two occasions when you … Continue reading Use apostrophes correctly