10 Tips for Tightening Your Writing

    Writing

    1. Eliminate redundancy
    2. Eliminate unnecessary qualifiers and modifiers
    3. Simplify verbiage
    4. Vary sentence length
    5. Break up paragraphs or sections that run too long
    6. Use power and action words
    7. Whenever possible, write in active voice
    8. Avoid stilted, overly formal style
    9. Use adjectives and adverbs judicially
    10. Construct sentences for rhythm and speed

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