Polish your piece
Think of compression as a polishing cloth. You don’t want to polish your copy in half. Instead, use selection and redirection to cut your copy significantly, then compression to polish the last 10%.
- Turn Strunk & White upside down: Omit needless words
- Write with your eraser: Newspaper + marker = poetry for Austin Kleon
- Quotes on compression: What writers & others say
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