Key Word Editing

Key word editing simply asks you to focus on the important subjects and verbs in a sentence.
  1. Identify the actors and the actions they perform.

  3. Use the actors as subjects.

  5. Rewrite the actions as active verbs. (State who does what)

  7. Rebuild the sentence.
EXAMPLE: New sentence: This sentence is not quite right. It doesn't say anything about preventing charges. Let's try another revision: The second revision is better. The sentence could probably be improved further. What would you change?