Mighty Red Pen

May 5, 2010

Changes we can believe in

Filed under: Wordsworthy — mighty red pen @ 7:38 pm
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We all know them: People who believe that, when generating a written piece of work, editing is not necessary. I’ve even been asked, “Are those real edits or are they, you know, optional?” I find that a writer’s resistance to being edited is often (but not always) directly proportional to the level of edits their piece will require.

For those who believe that they are exempt from having their work edited, I present Exhibit A for the defense: President Obama and speechwriter Jon Favreau reviewing edits to a speech.

Hat tip to Words at Work.


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