I thought that it was about time I wrote a new blog that would lend authors a helping hand. It would be interesting and it would educate readers of it a little. It would have to be short – that would help! It would make a point that may help the next time that I need to edit a manuscript. It would make my life easier if everyone stopped using 'that' all the time – it really would!
When proof-reading a piece, try reading the sentence aloud but omitting the word 'that' – most of the time the word can be deleted. While we're talking about manuscripts, the word 'it' robs your work of richness.
I thought I should write a blog to lend authors a helping hand. The topic would need to be interesting and perhaps a little educational. Also a short blog would be more likely to be read in full. The point I am making may help the next time I am required to edit, whether my work or someone else's...