About Marcia Riefer Johnston

Author of "Word Up!" and "You Can Say That Again"

Tighten This! Challenge Sentence 51 [writing/editing game]

How would you tighten this week’s Challenge Sentence? “An opportunity to scan for active voice should be taken as an opportunity to root out implicit bias toward…” Continue reading

Tighten This! Challenge Sentence 50 [writing/editing game]

This week marks our semicentsentencial—half of a hundred sentences—celebration. How would you tighten this week’s Challenge Sentence? “I spent the school year in Austria in 1975–76 at ages…” Continue reading

Tighten This! Challenge Sentence 49 [writing/editing game]

How would you tighten this week’s Challenge Sentence? “To monitor the potential impacts, [Company] carried out monitoring of benthic communities, including baseline surveys prior to…” Continue reading

Tighten This! Challenge Sentence 48 [writing/editing game]

How would you tighten this week’s Challenge Sentence? “Mapping keywords to steps in the buyer’s journey makes SEO more important in ongoing marketing initiatives and also shows leadership that…”
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