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Red Editing Pen

Each month, we give you a few sentences which would all benefit from some careful use ofyour red editing pen. As writers, and regular readers of Writing Magazine, you should not find any ofthese too difficult. But if you would welcome a little help, you can always check out Richard Bell's suggested solutions below.

Here are this month’s sentences:

1 The magazine short story was far-fetched and barely creditable, even though the author had clearly researched registry office records to ensure its accuracy. And the editor still thought that parts of it were slanderous.

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