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Lane Greene: being an editor

I spend a lot of time when teaching writing trying to persuade authors to have the courage to write more concisely, to write less, to use shorter sentences and to simplify their grammar to subject, verb, object. Lane Greene edits for the Economist and in this Radio 4 podcast “Word of mouth” he talks to Michael Rosen and Dr Laura Wright about his work.

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