StructureObject:To eliminate structural problems without having
to reread your document or waste time cutting and pasting
The Triple-Benefit Rewriting Process Ernest Hemingway once said: "There's no such thing as writing --
only rewriting." In the business world this translates into: "The best
way to communicate isn't through writing -- only rewriting:" Yet,
once most businesspeople finish the writing stage and are ready to
rewrite, they make one of these mistakes:
|1. ||In spite of their best intentions, they end up shuffling words
around the page rather than actually making improvements.|
|2. ||They think rewriting is too time-consuming and send the document out the moment that last period hits the page.|
With a minimal amount of solid rewriting, you can reap some
surprising benefits. Most obviously, you'll end up with a stronger
document, one that reaches your readers immediately and glides
them from one point to the next. The second benefit is long lasting;
in fact, it lasts a lifetime. By rewriting quickly and conscientiously,
you'll. actually improve your writing skill in a matter of weeks.
Finally, as your writing style improves, you'll need to rewrite less and
can triple your writing tempo. Sound like one of those too-good-to
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Book title: Words at Work:Business Writing in Half the Time with Twice the Power.
Contributors: Susan Benjamin - Author.
Publisher: Perseus Publishing.
Place of publication: Cambridge, MA.
Publication year: 1997.
Page number: 71.
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