Editing Tips from Douglas Gibson (#5)

Every two weeks we’re sharing tips for editors from the desk of Douglas Gibson. Good for those starting out or old hands who need a reminder, these reminders form an engaging guide for sharp-eyed wordsmiths.

Tip #5

Generally, less is more. Yet there are times when more is more — when what the editor spots as repetition is actually beneficial emphasis, and should be kept.

Missed the previous tips? Check out Tip #1, Tip #2, Tip #3, and Tip #4.

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9 comments on “Editing Tips from Douglas Gibson (#5)

  1. Dear Mr. Gibson,

    Your vignettes at the Sheraton today certainly wetted my appetite . Can’t wait for the main course.

    Best Regards,

    André K. Baby

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