Here’s a quick list of words to ban outright.
When you come across them in your copy, cut them out. Your writing will flow better and your readers will thank you.
And here are some overused words and phrases to replace with simpler, easier to read words.
- utilizes -> uses
- facilitates -> helps
- in order to -> to
- once a month -> monthly
- whether or not -> whether
- due to the fact that -> because
- something new -> novel
Anything that helps streamline your writing - whether it’s sharper grammar or better words - is welcomed by readers because it uses less letters to improve legibility and understanding.