It’s best to do some preliminary work before you cut or change anything.
Our course recommends these three stages:
- Read the original copy quickly and pinpoint its main subject or purpose.
- Go back and read the text carefully, jotting down notes or highlighting the important points. Write down the central idea. You may need to liaise with the client about this.
- Make an outline of the main idea and the supporting details. Arrange your information in a logical order – either from most to least important, or chronologically.
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