One-Minute Writing Repairs
Writing guru, fledgling medical editor, former freshman comp teacher, and Edge blogger Rebecca Helton offers bite-sized tips to improve your writing. Small adjustments can make big differences in clarity and style. We’ve rounded up links to the related posts below:
“Compared to” can’t replace the simpler, clearer “than.” Here’s why.
“Comprised of” should never exist in formal writing. Learn how to use the comprise/compose pair accurately.
Modifiers provide important detail, but can easily wander off the cliff when used incorrectly. See examples of dangling and secure modifiers.
The use of active voice improves even science writing. Sentences get shorter, actions clearer, and the reader more engaged.
Tips for improving the readability of your writing for all audiences.