7 months ago 🏆 for day 15, 2020 with 652 words.

On Editing

This post is about editing, so I have decided to show you the edits I made along the way. As the version of markdown used on this site doesn't support strikeout I have resorted to Italic for is obviously deleted text and bold for is added new text added during the editing phase. Strikeout would have been much easier to read, but alas not today.

          "Je n’ai fait celle-ci plus longue que parce que
           je n’ai pas eu le loisir de la faire plus courte"
                    — Blaise Pascal, 1657

Pardon my French, but apparently - after Googling - the original quote I was looking for thinking of was written in French it so I went with used that instead of the a translated version.

The one, if possibly only the major, thing that I have hoped I to have achieved over the last year of writing each and every day is that I am better an improvement at editing the content that I have written before I post it.

My posts are constructed in two passes. Pass one is where the outflowing of words and for ideas occur as I type fervorously as fast I can. Then the second pass is when I read it back to myself and fix up all the reputation, bad grammar, poor structure etc. I'm not great at fixing up structure and in no way do I try to write in a style that hooks the reader in with the opening sentence forcing question trying to force them to read the rest of my words to know find out the answer. I've read about that technique and every now and again remember to apply it.


If you found that two hard to read, here are the first pass and second pass versions.


Pardon my French, but apparently - after Googling - the original quote I was looking for was written in French so I went with that instead of the translated version.

The one, if possibly only the major, thing that I have hoped I have achieved over the last year of writing each and every day is that I am better at editing the content that I have written before I post it.

My posts are constructed in two passes. Pass one is where the outflowing of words and ideas occur as I type fervorously as fast I can. Then the second pass is when I read it back to myself and fix up all the reputation, bad grammar, poor structure etc. I'm not great at fixing up structure and in no way do I try to write in a style that hooks the reader in with the opening sentence forcing them to read the rest of my words to know the answer. I've read about that technique and every now and again remember to apply it.


Pardon my French, but apparently - after Googling - the original quote I was thinking of was written in it so I used that instead of a translated version.

The one, if possibly only major, thing that I have hoped to have achieved over the last year of writing each and every day is an improvement at editing the content that I have written.

My posts are constructed in two passes. Pass one is the outflowing of words for ideas as I type fervorously. The second pass is when I read it back and fix up all the reputation, bad grammar, poor structure etc. I'm not great at fixing up structure and in no way do I try to write in a style that hooks the reader in with the opening question trying to force them to read the rest of my words to find out the answer. I've read about that technique and every now and again remember to apply it.


Pass 1: 174 words
Pass 2: 160 words

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By Yorick Phoenix 🏆

Chief WriteTogether Bug Finder & character stringer. Generally, to create computer code, but sometimes actual words and paragraphs. Listens to lots of music, takes lots of photos, & invests in stocks for the long haul.

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