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Ditch the long words and keep the readers

A new book written by a former auditor-general gives useful tips on how to write clearly and succinctly

Former auditor-general Lim Soo Ping (left) autographing copies of his book – Clearly Write: Win Over Your Readers With Clarity And Concision – during its launch on Wednesday. PHOTOS: CHONG JUN LIANG
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In the foreword of a new book, adjunct professor and former Member of Parliament Hong Hai calls the columns by some Straits Times opinion writers "tiresome".

The writers make excellent points, he says, but seem obliged to fill the entire broadsheet page.

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