Sally Chewter - Copy Editor / Proofreader

Choosing the Right Style for the Job

Excerpt by kind permission of Instant Shift. For more detail on these points, go to the Instant Shift website: http://www.instantshift.com/2015/03/19/writing-demands-an-appropriate-style/

What do you feel when you see a person wearing Bermuda shorts at a formal

wedding? Weird, right?

Why? You've never seen a person wearing Bermudas? Of course, lots.

So, why is it strange at a formal wedding? Quite simply, it doesn't go with the style of the occasion.

 At a beach wedding, it might not look  strange - it doesn't demand a Men in Black look! The same goes for writing. All writing demands an appropriate style, to be effective. If it's wrong, it loses its essence and importance.

The four main types of writing: expository, persuasive, descriptive and narrative.

  1. Expository writing
  2. Persuasive writing
  3. Descriptive writing
  4. Narrative writing

What is the purpose behind your writing?

Use reader-friendly language

Error-free writing

Be yourself

Good luck!

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