Hello fellow writers!  My name is Ann. I’m a native of Utah, and I’ve been writing and editing since I was in the 5th grade (and that’s a long time). I have edited and published both fiction and nonfiction, along with a wee bit of poetry.

Wordsmithing is my passion. As a technical writer, editor and teacher I have been tightening others’ writing for forty years. I have long enjoyed the task of editing rambling, confusing or wordy text until it flows.

Through this blog I hope to pass on some of the lessons I’ve learned about writing tight!

I will eventually upload editing quizzes and sentence-tightening exercises (which are more fun than they sound).

Thank you for visiting!

If you have any questions, please contact me at: admin@writetightsite.com


Some of the Writing & Communication groups to which I belong:
* Society of Technical Communicators (STC)
* Consultant & Independent Contractor Group (in STC)
* League of Utah Writers (Oquirrh & Just Write Chapters)
* Moab Poets and Writers
* Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers
* National Association of Independent Writers and Editors (NAIWE)
* Assoc of Professional Communication Consultants

42 Responses to About

  1. Admin says:

    Thank you Wendie.

  2. Hi Ann:

    Thank you for the great articles… I’ve shared your website with all of my writing friends and hope you are planning on writing more.

    I am a fellow wordsmith using my blog, for the most part, to share my artistic journey and lessons to help others along the way.

    I look forward to more fabulous blogs from you.


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  4. Hortensia Losado says:

    Thanks for sharing. Great info.

  5. Admin says:

    Yes, we perform both technical and creative writing and editing services. Contact: admin@writetightsite.com

  6. Kittie Betthauser says:

    Good article and straight to the point. I am not sure if this is truly the best place to ask but do you folks have any thoughts on where to hire some professional writers? Thx :)

  7. Admin says:

    Thank you, and you are most welcome.

  8. Admin says:

    That’s a good idea. Thank you.

  9. Admin says:

    Hi Gordon,
    I tolerate adjectives more than adverbs, but they are also overused. The correct setting and noun often reduces the need for an adjective. Remember, Write Tight!
    Thanks, Admin

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  16. Admin says:

    Thanks! I do have another blog in the works.

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    Thank you for your kind words. I’ll think about more graphics ….

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  22. Admin says:

    I hope to post Part II of this discussion in the next 7 to 10 days. Thanks.

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  29. Admin says:

    Thanks, I appreciate that!

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  34. Admin says:

    You are right … I should do that. Thanks!

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  38. Admin says:

    Thanks, Tory. I’m writing a new post now!

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