How to Eliminate Wordiness: 7 Fiendish Tips for Clear, Succinct Writing

Writing clearly and succinctly is important for communicating effectively to your intended audience, and to do this, economy of expression is key. Writers tend to worry, however, that cutting words from their manuscript will result in boring text devoid of voice. So how do you reduce wordiness in your scholarly writing without removing your personality? Here are 7 fiendish (and simple) tips for eliminating wordiness, resulting in clear, succinct writing.

A Guide to Working with Word’s Track Changes + 5 Fiendish Tips to Use Them More Efficiently

Figure 2. Paragraph showing marked up text (strikeout and underline) in All Markup view.

This blog post will guide you through the basics of turning Track Changes on and off, choosing what to show as markup, viewing the changes to your text in different ways and accepting/rejecting a reviewer’s recommended edits.

Also included are five Fiendish Tips for when you’ve mastered the basics and you want to work with Track Changes even more efficiently.