Thank you, Marcia Riefer Johnston, for your Tighten This! contest. Respondents dissect, edit, cut, decimate, and destroy wordiness. Then entrants offer clear, creative, and concise revisions. What a great way to learn powerful writing!

This week’s entry contained one my favorite awkward phrases: “include, but are not limited to, the following”. What does it really mean? Can we make this phrase illegal?

I can’t wait to see what Marcia’s community comes up with! Check out her blog for the answer.

Let’s write what we mean! Thanks, Marcia, for a fun learning tool!