10 Ways to Word a Sensitive Query

10 Ways to Word a Sensitive Query

man with huge gorrila

“Really, again?”

“How is this even possible?”


Reblogged at ACES, 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 which makes a lot of other points.

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

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