What does tighten up mean?

: to become more strict or effective or to make (something) more strict or effective Security around the building has tightened up recently. They tightened up security around the building.

What does it mean to write tight?

Tight writing is writing that says what it means in as few words as possible. No, let me rephrase that: Tight writing is writing that says what it means in as few words as briefly as possible. An example from recent student work: That’s 16 words instead of 27 enough for a whole new sentence.

What are some ways to keep your writing tight and right?

Once you have written, use these 11 tips for writing tight during your editing process.Save your money. Pretend every word costs you $1. Use active voice. Active voice is shorter than passive voice. Count your commas. Write simply. Write short sentences. Watch for bloat. Avoid subordinate clauses. Describe carefully.

How do I become crisp?

Being crisp is about telling people what you do in as few words as possible–and using that same crisp message in written marketing materials. Find a friend or relative who is the least likely to understand your business, and test your “message crispness” on him. Tell him what you do in two or three sentences.

What means crisp?

(especially of food) hard but easily breakable; brittle: crisp toast. (especially of food) firm and fresh; not soft or wilted: a crisp leaf of lettuce. brisk; sharp; clear; decided: a crisp reply. lively; pithy; sparkling: crisp repartee.

How do you tighten a sentence?

10 Tips to Tighten Your WritingKill the passive voice. Many writers tend to think the passive voice sounds more formal. Scratch “that.” Put your last paragraph first. Dump the extraneous. Keep it short. Assume readers know you are the speaker. Depersonalize your writing. Kill commas.