Here are the best writing tips from theprwriter.com blog.
In writing, one of the biggest blocks toward more concise copy is word repetition. Everyone does that; a word works and it gets repeated. The other is unnecessary words. In this example, we have both. You is unnecessary and to be avoided, as readers know they are being addressed.
The best news stories proceed from the headline to the lead amplifying the same information. The lead explains the headline. In this one, the headline correctly asses the news, then it reverts to the background.
The cannabis industry might not be holding up good writing standards; the pr writer’s comments cover understanding what’s news, while also reducing the word count.
This one, a major embarrassment for Of Is and By fans, not only hides the sponsor’s identity—a tobacco company—but it also uses a record two passive voices in the lead, and 44 words are easily to 36. The first research finding is pretty sloppy too, with three word repeats in one sentence.
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It would be easy to say: what are they smoking but in addition to the word reductions, there are many extra words, redundancies and passive voices. Look how it can be cleaned up.
In this example, by applying a few basic PR Writer tips, a 25 per cent reduction is easily achieved. Yet it contains the same meaning.
Shortening news releases isn’t the only goal, making them clearer and more concise is an added benefit. In this release, the company the company made several grammatical, CP Style and punctuation errors, in addition to employing clichés and failing to emphasize the most important thoughts.