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  • Writer's pictureClarke Wallace


That’s what takes time. The editing. A lifesaver! No

matter what you write; a note to someone or something

longer, it plays a big part in how others see you. Sloppy

writing tells them you don’t take yourself seriously.

                Most important is getting  the spelling right. But you’ve

written down what you ‘ve want to say in as few words as possible.


           Writing anything, a manuscript, a short piece of prose,

takes a lot of rewriting to get it right. Putting what you

want to say in the shortest way. No one wants to read your

five pages if you can get it done in one page.

Editing is key for a writer. Building thoughts on what  

you want to say is important. Then read over what you’ve

written again and again.  Make corrections. No spelling mistakes.

Having someone whose judgment you trust to read what you’ve

written might be helpful.

A second opinion would be helpful:. Might  being the operative

word. But don’t let it put you off.

Writer’s comment: As my father, a clergyman, would say :‘Poor is

the man (the woman) who can’t spell a word more than one way.’

        I’ve taken his advice to heart. Being a lousy speller myself.

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