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- Clarity is Key: Making Writing Clean and Concise
- Originally Broadcast On:
- December 13, 2012
- Time Estimate:
- One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.
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Great content isn’t great if readers don’t understand it or abandon it because the writing is too complicated or verbose. Even when – especially when – it’s about complicated issues, news writing needs to be clear and easily understood. Writing often gets muddled, and sources aren’t always concise. Whether you’re an editor or editing your own writing, this Webinar will help you cut through clutter and let the content shine.
What Will I Learn:
- How to get rid of redundancies
- To condense prepositional phrases into single modifiers
- How to use stronger verbs and nouns
- How to make complicated sentences clearer
- How to ensure that your writing flows smoothly
Who Should Take this Course:
Reporters, authors, editors, freelance writers, bloggers and anyone looking to refine their writing.
Lisa McLendon runs the Bremner Editing Center at the University of Kansas journalism school, where she also teaches editing and grammar. She has previously worked as a copy editor and book reviewer at the Wichita (Kan.) Eagle and as a copy editor, designer and desk chief at the Denton (Texas) Record-Chronicle.
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