Use judgment when removing “that.” Although some people are given a broad directive, “Don’t use it,” that overlooks cases where removing it will make the sentence confusing.
A person’s preferred writing style in business should not conflict with the reader’s need for clarity. Style in literature is one thing; in business, reader’s need to grasp the message quickly.
Find good writers or editors you can learn from, and be open to constructive criticism. That’s how we grow as writers.
Aristotle said that two things a communicator must have to be persuasive is credibility and a strong argument, both of which are affected by the quality of writing, whether the persuasive message is written or spoken.
Effective editing requires more than one reading, and each one focuses on different aspects of writing. Most people try to accomplish too much in one reading.