“Practice makes perfect” has always been my approach to writing. Right now, I’m very much in the midst of the “practice” period. While improving my copy-editing capabilities is on the short list for 2016 New Year’s Resolutions, I believe that ALL writing can benefit from another set of eyes.
However, another set of eyes isn’t always the only answer. Sometimes, you’ve got to balance that with style, audience, and other choices.
This image from Laura Freschi on the Development Research Institute’s blog hammers home the value of balancing clarity and style nicely:
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