Proofreading, Editing, Writing

“Writing well is part habit, part knowledge of some fundamental rules, and part giving a damn.” ~No. 5 of Ann Handley’s 13 writing rules

“Ideas alone are not scalable. Only when an idea is put into words that people can clearly understand can an idea inspire action.” ~Simon Sinek

“Editing is not just about fixing the grammar, it’s about fixing the clarity for your reader.” ~Ann Handley

“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” ~ Rudyard Kipling

“If a word in the dictionary were misspelled, how would we know?“ ~Steven Wright

“Easy reading is damn hard writing.” ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

“Rereading reveals rubbish and redundance.” ~Duane Alan Hahn

“I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again.” ~Oscar Wilde

“It is perfectly okay to write garbage—as long as you edit brilliantly.” ~C. J. Cherryh

“Words are a lens to focus one’s mind.” ~Ayn Rand

“If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn’t matter a damn how you write.” ~Somerset Maugham

“He was so attractive … until he texted me using horrible grammar.” ~Unknown

“The secret to editing your work is simple; you need to become its reader instead of its writer.” ~Zadie Smith

“Writing is structured thinking.” ~Unknown

“There is no one way to write—just as there is no one way to parent a child or roast a turkey.” ~Ann Handley

“Good content isn’t about good storytelling. It’s about telling a true story well.” ~Ann Handley