Quick Word Count Choppers

This is a blog post I’ll update over time to include quick editing tips to reduce your word count.

  1. Use CTRL + F in a Word document or Google Doc to search for “ing.” Many academics are into writing, recording, and composing. Get it? I’m just showing you how they seem to use gerunds in a series of three. They include multiple variations on the same word when one will suffice. Using CTRL+F to find -ing words means you can focus on editing sentences that are unnecessarily wordy.

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