Great articles are built of great sentences. Here’s some assembly advice from a recent editing workshop we presented for a client:
- A sentence should have only one point.
- Structure a sentence to orient and cue the reader.
- Structure sentences to emphasize what you mean to emphasize.
You can see these rules in action by checking out our handout on sentence structure (a PDF document). It includes annotated excerpts from magazine articles
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