I forgot to mention that my inner editor started showing up at work this past week. I was writing an email reply to one of our freight carriers.
“If you have to email the customer and you do not receive a reply within 48 hours, please return the item to the nearest return center and send us a return tracking number. I looked at that sentence and said how many times can you use one word in the same sentence? SMH.
So my revised one was:
“If you email the customer…., please send the item to the nearest return center and provide us with a return tracking number.
That same sentence I once used send the item to the return center and send us the return tracking number.
I was thinking dang it repeated word again. So, I slowed down and put a little more thought into what I was writing. I doubt anyone other than maybe another writer would have caught it.
- This reply was modified 1 year, 2 months ago by Kathy Crouch.