10 Ways to Word a Sensitive Query

“Really, again?”

“How is this even possible?”

“Huh?”

Today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com, we look at wording editors can use to soften their exasperation and phrase a query with the respect the writer needs.

“I’m concerned that readers will think [ridiculous thing]. Does this change help clarify?”

Also see this great post, Tips on Tact and Tone, by Pat McNees makes a lot of other points.Link to my columns on Copyediting.com

 

Photo by David Blackwell, used under CC BY-2.0 license.

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