Conciseness and consistency both help clarity. And clarity is what we are striving for in both our written and spoken communication. Here are some ways to make your writing more concise.
A couple of obvious roadblocks to clarity are long, complicated sentences and fifty-cent words when a twenty-five cent, or even a ten-cent, word will do. Let’s talk specifically about three problems that can get in the way of clarity.
One thing that copyeditors look for when editing a manuscript is consistency. Why?
Which is correct? “I feel good” or “I feel well”? Read on to see . . .
Who wants to be a lexicographer? I do! What does a lexicographer do, anyway?