Clarity is Key: Making Writing Clean and Concise

About this product

Clean up your writing into a refined style.

Type: Webinar

Originally Broadcast On: December 13, 2012

Time Estimate: One hour

$29.95

SKU: NUWEB36-12 Category:

Description

Great content isn’t great if readers don’t understand it or abandon it because the writing is too complicated or verbose. Even when – especially when – it’s about complicated issues, news wrriting needs to be clear and easily understood. Writing often gets muddled, and sources aren’t always concies. Whether you’re an editor or editing your own writing, this webinar will help you cut through the clutter and let the content shine.

WHAT WILL I LEARN

  • How to get rid of redundancies
  • To condense prepositional phrases into single modifiers
  • How to use stronger verbs and nouns
  • How to make complicated sentences clearer
  • How to ensure that your writing flows smoothly

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE

Reporters, authors, editors, freelance writers, bloggers and anyone looking to refine their writing.

COURSE INSTRUCTOR:

Lisa McLendon

Lisa McLendon runs the Bremner Editing Center at the University of Kansas journalism school, where she also teaches editing and grammar. She has previously worked as a copy editor and book reviewer at the Wichita (Kan.) Eagle and as a copy editor, designer and desk chief at the Denton (Texas) Record-Chronicle. She began her journalism career in 2000 after earning a doctorate in Slavic linguistics from the University of Texas.