Keep It Simple
Great writing is often rewriting. Knowing what to keep and what to delete is the trick to a document that efficiently communicates an idea and fulfills its purpose.
When editing a document, try and look at how many words you are using to transmit your message. Cut in half, then cut again.
Have you ever sat and stared at your computer screen for hours, petrified of writing something awful? The only way to get over your fear of writing something bad, is to go ahead and write something bad.
9 times out of 10, your "bad" text will have lots of potential. You can start by deleting unnecessary words and adjectives and revising spelling and grammar. Still sub-par? Ask someone objective to look at it. They might be able to point out problematic areas.
Still not satisfied? Ask the Careful Editor for help.