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Musings on Readability and Consistency

Shorter sentences tend to be more readable than long ones. Since I usually write long sentences in my first drafts (a part of brainstorming, writing whatever comes to mind), my revisions find me breaking those long sentences into shorter ones. … Continue reading

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Entering an editing course

I’ve signed up for the first course in a Berkeley certificate program called the Professional Sequence in Editing (external link). It starts on September 2d. From now until then I will be deliberately drowning in every thing I can find regarding grammar (internal … Continue reading

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Considering a professional course in editing

Update: I decided not to take the course. My command of English grammar is and was simply not good enough to take such a high level class. I’d need a college level grammar refresher course before considering the editing offering. … Continue reading

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