Content DNA – Chapter 28 – How to edit your own writing

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22 April 2020

Content DNA

I’m all for the scissors. I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil.

Truman Capote

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Errors in your text will ruin your credibility, especially when they occur in strategically important places such as in headlines. You never know who might not become a customer because of poor perceptions about your standards.

Just as sloppy design puts us off, so does sloppy text. Effective writing comes from effective editing – it’s like chiselling a statue out of the marble. You risk losing credibility if you don’t bother with the editing stage. As your business grows, errors in your text pose a greater risk to that credibility.

If you think loose editorial standards don’t matter too much, check out the words of Matt Cutts, former head of the webspam team at Google:

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