Archive: writing with clarity

Making the Most of the Revising Phase

Avoid sitting in in front of the screen in anguish, reading and rereading the draft and hoping that it will rewrite itself. As you immerse yourself in the revising phase of the writing process, shaving words, repositioning information, and making other alterations,...

Revising: the Essential Step in the Writing Process

Good writing is created in steps, and the most important one often is neglected because hurried writers want to make the first draft the final draft. The writing process involves organizing ideas, drafting, revising, and editing, and it is in the revising phase that...

Evolution of Words: One and One Can Make One

When you say pronounce some terms, they sound as if they are one word, and some are but others are not. Some are two words and some are two words with a hyphen, Why the variation? It is how words naturally evolve. The English language allows for what is called free...

What Does it Mean to “Learn AP Style”?

When managers want their people to “learn AP style,” do they want people to thoroughly understand the AP Stylebook, or do they want people to write clearly and economically? Both are important to good writing. Readers everywhere appreciate the AP style of...