Tight writing is one of the cornerstones of good journalism, especially in news – an article should relay the necessary information in the clearest, most concise manner. It helps if you can be entertaining where appropriate but the same tenets should hold true.
Canada’s The Globe and Mail recently published a post on words that professional writers should look to avoid, words that act as filler rather than contributing to the meaning of a sentence or weaken the copy were a stronger word would lift it.
For more writing tips check out this Journalism.co.uk guide on tools and resources to improve your writing.
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