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Sir Harold Evans Gets Righteous About Writing

WAMU
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Choosing the right words can be the difference between life and death, says Sir Harold Evans.

Evans, a legendary editor knighted by the Queen of England for his service to journalism, spent a lifetime pouring over documents. He’s corrected files from reporters on the battlefield, memos by past U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and now, Evans is out with a new book that celebrates the importance of clear writing. It’s called, “Do I Make Myself Clear: Why Writing Well Matters.”

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Sir Harold Evans, British-born journalist and editor of The Sunday Times from 1967 to 1981; historian and author of the new book “Do I Make Myself Clear: Why Writing Well Matters.” He was knighted for services to journalism in 2004.

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