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Here is a collection of nine principles to help you edit for the web.

You can work with them in two ways: 

  1. Follow them from 1 to 9 as a process, or
  2. Pick out a few of them that appeal to you, and use them as you wish.

You'll probably get the best results from the 'process' method, but the 'pick out' method is a great way to become familiar with them.

  1. Decide on who and why
  2. Get to know the text
  3. Put the best bit first
  4. Slash everything else
  5. Edit sentences
  6. Put "if" before "then"
  7. Demolish walls of words
  8. Launch and land on the same name
  9. Rest it then test it




Tips and cautions

If there's something that you should be especially careful about then there will be a caution here.

Also, look here for tips.

If you would like to contribute a tip (or anything else) then please contact me.

Where from? Where next?

The principles come from web and other resources, and from experience.

You will see references to the supporting research over here.

You'll also see ideas for what else to read.