After you have written your article or feature, ask yourself these questions.
Have you organised the arguments and ideas in a logical sequence?
- New information after old information and not the other way round
Does the reading become awkward for the reader?
- Transition of ideas within sentences and paragraphs has to be smooth
Is the content informative and interesting (or as interesting as it can be) throughout?
- Find the weak parts and work on them
Have you matched the writing style, tone, and purpose of the write-up?
Have you maintained the consistency of language and tone throughout the document? Has the TS style sheet been adhered to?
Have you checked pretentious language, homonym problems, spelling and punctuation mistakes, vague words and terms, illogical statements and arguments, incorrect possessives, clichés and trite expressions, and other such problems in the write-up?
Have you checked redundancy, wordy phrases, and needless repetitions? Does the write-up contain wordiness?
- Say more with less words, in a way that every word tells
Have you checked your word usage?
- Try to eliminate clichés, and use fresh words and phrases instead
- Try to better your words; see if you can replace weak or unfitting words with the ones that fit better
Any questions on these, just get in touch with the core team — shoot us a mail, message us on Yahoo Messenger, or just give us a tinkle.
Cosmos Writers Editorial Team