Can't Condense to Editors' Word Counts?
Learn to Shorten Any Text - While Also Making It
Clearer and More Powerful
Long gone are the days when
publishers encouraged authors to write
longwinded stories that could keep readers
hanging from installment to installment.
Today, editors want snappy, concise writing that
fits into their page layouts.
Being pithy and concise comes
naturally only to Yankee farmers, though.
The rest of us must learn to say a lot in
fewer words. My new report,
"Shorter," holds the keys to the
kingdom of brevity.
Discover procedures that help
you identify and remove excess verbiage -
unnecessary words, redundant phrases and
irrelevant paragraphs. Practice cutting
four passages, then compare how well you
eliminated the fat with my versions that slashed
away up to 50 percent or more. Detailed
explanations take you step by step from the
wordy original to a shorter, then even shorter
Once you know the crucial
questions to ask as you edit, you become a
master of the red pen, whether you or someone
else wrote the text in front of you.
"Shorter" (a PDF report) for $29.95.
goes far beyond cutting extra words,
with dozens of practical tips on
creating shorter documents with punch
and style. I have applied Marcia's
strategies to my own writing, and I have
also shared a few tips with my corporate
clients. Through Marcia's expert
commentary and examples, she shows that concise
writing is method, not magic. Thanks
for this valuable information!" -
Lynn Gaertner-Johnston, Business Writing
Specialist and Founder, Syntax Training,
Like all the testimonials
on this site, the customer comments on this page
were provided without compensation, incentives
Shorter = More Powerful
"Let thy speech be
short, comprehending much in a few
words." - Apocrypha.
Concise writing packs more
punch, conveys more energy and inspires greater
Unless you overstep brevity
into inscrutability - and "Shorter"
helps you avoid that pitfall - shorter gets the
job done better.
This tool for tighter writing
teaches you in just 38 pages to turn long-
winded prose into terse, to-the-point content:
Techniques that work for
business writers, journalists, copywriters,
grant writers, marketing communications
professionals, graphic designers, authors,
editors and more
Achieve a Smaller Word
Count or Fit Your Message into a Set Space
If you're writing grant
applications or working on articles for
magazines, you're up against an unforgiving word
count. If you edit a newsletter or design
ads or direct-mail pieces, space is your enemy.
Either way, with "Shorter" you become
more able to reach your goal.
This report does not rehash
wordiness advice for students and professors
available free online. Some of its
techniques you'd be hard put to find explained
anywhere, though you could find them in use if
you knew where to look.
"Shorter" also doesn't assume you
remember the difference between subordinate and
relative clauses or any obscure points of
In a lively, interactive
style, it conveys lessons I picked up from 25+
years of working with top magazine editors and
public radio producers and of creating word
magic for a wide range of business clients.
As with all downloadable
material from this web site, buy with the
protection of a money-back guarantee.
You're just $29.95 away from terser, punchier