Here are five quick tips to add a new dimension to your texts and to refine your communication.
- Remove unnecessary words, even if it’s just one.
- Avoid wordy clauses at the beginnings of sentences. You can usually get your point across in the middle of a sentence using fewer words.
- Join sentences that belong together. A comma and an “and” can tighten up your text.
- Be critical when you evaluate the content. If you have an unimportant point, remove it.
- Avoid using too many adjectives. One is always enough.
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