redundant words and/or phrases. Watch for “nodded (his
head)” or “thought (to himself).” The words
in parentheses are redundant and should be omitted. Likewise,
there are “lift (up),” “shrugged (his shoulders)”
and others that tend to be sore spots for many editors.
words that contribute nothing to a sentence’s meaning. One such
common word is “that.” Read your sentence without a suspicious
word; if the meaning is clear without the suspected word, drop
I Am and What I Offer:
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I Can Do For You
I don't build websites from scratch; I'm not a developer. You'll
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Don't expect your website to look dramatically different; search
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a slick corporation with lengthy contracts and difficult to understand
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