|PR Writing in Focus: 5 Bad Writing Habits That Irritate Editors
By: Bulldog Reporter
Editing is cathartic for editors. There’s just something about dissecting a sentence and making it concise that speaks to our nerdy souls. But that doesn’t mean we want to rewrite everything. It’s like taking a piece of marble and turning it into David for Michelangelo.
The writer is the artist, not the editor.
Our job is to make sure content flows, grammar is correct, facts are accurate and style is followed. When we have to waste time constantly fixing a writer’s bad habits before we can even touch the piece, watch out—it’s like poking a bear whose coffee was switched with decaf.
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