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Trim the Fat

Trim the Fat

In his book, Getting the Words Right, Theodore Cheney says, “Seventy-five percent of all revision is eliminating words already written; the remaining twenty-five percent is improving the words that remain.” That’s a lot of words. What is Cheney talking about? We don’t set out to fill our writing with empty words, so what are these hollow words that need to…

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