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On Editing

One of the reasons the writing process—and especially academic writing—relies so heavily on editing is that it is a sedimentary process. Writing develops over time, where slowly and steadily, layers of new information and nuance are added into a manuscript. When something is first drafted you do so in dialogue with a number of other […]

Brief Aside on the Power of Editing

I’m marking my finals and noticing that a student with in-progress writing skills has handed in a final that is obviously his work (especially since I saw a much rougher draft of the same material) but much cleaner and more well-wrought as a piece of writing. My intuition sees in this the marks of this […]