For those of us who write, whether for a livelihood, personal enjoyment or as a public contribution (there may or may not exist a ground swell of clamor for this last), there is a fine line between brevity and verbosity. While we all strive to be as concise as possible, nearly every wordsmith believes his or her prose to be so precise and sacrosanct that any effort at compaction is a desecration – the words flow onto the paper much as they did for Ralphie in his “Christmas Story” essay on the virtues of owning a Red Ryder BB gun.
COLUMN: A good editor would help the legislative process
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