Judy Rose has an interesting article on the importance of writing style and Paul Stamatiou also has some excellent tips on structuring blog articles.

My writing style has many flaws. At work, I have a irritating tendency to use ‘padding’ words that are completely worthless, superfluous and unnecessary. For example, ‘It was noted that…’.

This trait was first brought to my attention by the ruthless peer QA review process which helped to reduce my deliverable documents from 78 pages to a more reasonable 12.

In my blog, I have also noticed that I tend to overuse the word ‘So’.

So, I am working hard with my English teacher to eradicate these flaws but please remember that old habits die hard.