Cut Every Word And Earn More Money

Machael Kinsley in the Atlantic:

On the first day of my first real job in journalism—on the copy desk at the Royal Oak Daily Tribune in Royal Oak, Michigan—the chief copy editor said, “Remember, every word you cut saves the publisher money.” At the time, saving the publisher money didn’t strike me as the world’s noblest ideal. These days, for anyone in journalism, it’s more compelling.

Journalist must cut every word. He must also get in return from Publishers the hike in salaries for every word he has cut.

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