Category Archives: Editing

All About the Process

At my paying job yesterday, I suddenly realized that I am enveloped in upward of six projects, all at different phases of production.  Since I am only really capable of holding three ideas in my head at once, this was … Continue reading

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Why Use One Word When Thirty Will Do?

“I would have written a shorter letter but didn’t have time.” — attributed to Voltaire, Twain and Pascal, and probably a zillion other folks. It’s a clever saying, but it is incredibly, sadly true of most people I know.  I’ve … Continue reading

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Kill Your Babies

No, no, not a political screed.  I’m not allowed to do those until I find a job that doesn’t require me to be strictly nonpartisan.   I’m talking here about the editing process. One of the things they teach you in … Continue reading

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