Friday, June 8, 2007

editing abc's

Am raring to show you some home makeover pix, but my dvd rom drive just declared war on me. We'll keep the fires burning with some text editing tips they taught you in school, that you have trouble remembering :

1) Take a cliche and rephrase it.
2) Choose a short word over a long one. Your
audience might not like a dictionary between
you and them.
3) If it's possible to cut a word out, cut.
4) Active is better than passive.
5) Think of your audience before choosing a
foreign phrase, a scientific word or jargon
over an everyday english equivalent.

Brrrrrng! School's out!

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