How to edit 9


  • Use linking words and expressions, and variety of vocabulary
  • Do not use too long sentences
  • Do not use over-emotional language
  • Avoid jargon
  • Use active verbs and avoid the passive voice
  • Keep it simple
  • Try to avoid abstract words or complicated ideas
  • Check the number of words you are expected to write.  Most opinion articles are around 700 words.  Your institution may perhaps want a longer or a shorter piece of work.