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Editing Tip: 99% Perfect Writing

September 11, 2010 by Jane Ross  
Filed under Blog, Editing, Publishing, Self publishing

A guest blog post by editor Sofia Voloch
Here’s a mistake I’ve noticed some writers making: using a statistic like “99%” to mean “the overwhelming majority, in my subjective experience.” Statistics like percentages and averages are viewed as facts by most readers because they seem scientific, leading readers to assume that they’re independently verifiable — that, [...]