8 responses to “Recipe for Fat-Free Business Writing”

  1. Annie Logue

    Sometimes, I just run a search on ly, then cut out those words or re-rewrite to get rid of them!

  2. Sara Lancaster

    Even though I know the fat isn’t good, I get lazy. Thanks for the reminders!

  3. Alana (@RamblinGarden)

    My employer hired someone from the local community college to come in and spend a few hours teaching us the basics of writing. It really helped me because I was (and still am) guilty of “bloated writing.” I do a lot more editing now – letters, emails, and blog posts. Have you tried Flesch-scoring your writing? It is an interesting exercise, and you can do this within MS Word.

  4. Lisa Carter

    What a wealth of advice and information you offer on this blog, Jodi! It’s so wonderful that I’ve just subscribed so I don’t miss a thing.
    I attended an editing workshop last weekend and one of the things we looked at in terms of trimming the fat were redundancies, like: for the purpose of = for; in the event that = if.

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