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On Editing

Be Your Own Editor

Here's an interesting way you can edit your own material.

Follow these steps to have the best success.

Purpose

Is your purpose stated clearly? Are there specific requests for action or information? Is it accurate, complete, and is there the right amount of detail? What is your sequence? Is your bottom line at the top and strategically placed?Are your organization and ideas flowing logically? 

Design

Is there enough headlines, sidelines, and lists? Is there enough white space to frame your ideas? Are your deadlines and action items highlighted?

Presentation

Would a chart, table, or graph be more effective for certain information? Begin with topic sentence, focus on one topic, transitions with and in between.Limit to 5-6 lines for your paragraph.Sentences need to be varied in structure, length, and streamlined to 15-20 words.Tone and style needs to be simple, specific, straightforward, and free of affection and stuffy outdated language.Acronyms need to be explained. Ter…

Say This Prayer

God deliver me from thoughts of past resentment, guilt, shame, pain or hurt. Allow me to focus on your plans for me, molding me, and appreciating your love and compassion in the present moment. I know I’ll be tempted to be dishonest and angry. I must let down my ego & pride, & instead praise & worship your glory.
I asked you for strength to be courageous with heart and compassion. I ask you to send me angels and remove demons from my life. I asked that my eyes not be saturated or my perception warped by images and sounds that take me out of love. 
For awhile I held judgements & resentment towards certain people. No more. I have forgiven all who injured, stole from me, & ridiculed me. And I asked you for pardon for those whom I injured. I am obedient to you the Holy Spirit and my Lord Jesus Christ who forgives our sins. No other religions, prophets, good works or bribes to God will free me of the lies & temptations of demons.
Dear God please forgive my sins and del…