How You Can Tighten Your Writing (Part 2): Avoiding Hedging and Qualifiers

David Silverberg
2 min readOct 31, 2022

In this second part of a four-part series on writing tight, I want to break down one of the less obvious but detrimental offences a writer can commit: using evasive language such as qualifiers.

What does that mean? Qualifiers such as “most” and “often” and “many” dot our spoken language but they weaken written sentences. The more a writer…

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David Silverberg

Freelance journalist. Editor. Writing coach. I blog about how to earn more and level up your skills as a freelance writer.