Posted by: episystechpubs | April 14, 2016

Editor’s Corner: Rewriting

I recently read an article that included this quote from author James Michener: “I’m not a very good writer, but I’m an excellent rewriter.” I’ve heard several people say that they are not good writers. Writing isn’t easy for everyone, but the key to good writing is rewriting.

People (regardless of their writing skills) should revise and edit their writing with the goal of making it easy for others to understand. Remember that a first draft is a step in the writing process that allows writers to get out their ideas; it can take several drafts to ensure that the writing is clear and concise. And if you really want to make sure that your message is clear, ask a co-worker to review your documentation and to provide feedback.

Jackie Solano | Technical Editor | Symitar®

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