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Rewriting F. Scott Fitzgerald

I’ve always liked the following sentence from the Great Gatsby but I’m bothered by how  “careless” and “carelessness” are found so close together. Fitzgerald is making an important point in this sentence but the second use doesn’t expand on what … Continue reading

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More on Revising

Updated August 26, 2021 Editing and proofreading fiddles with copy, revising recasts. A team member submitted a page with this paragraph. He is a fine writer but under deadline. I have more time as I am generally not doing original … Continue reading

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