Ernest Hemingway Will Edit Your Work

Turns out Ernest Hemmingway is alive! He lives just off the coast of Florida with Tupac and Elvis. During his spare time, he edits the work of would be writers. He is always sitting at his computer, you can find him at

The thing you’ve got to know about Hemingway is that he hates clunky sentences and using the passive voice. He will highlight in yellow a long or overly complex sentence. Red is even worse. It means your sentence is much too complicated for Hemingway’s clear bold style. 

Sometimes he will only highlight certain words that need revision. Purple means use a simpler word. Blue means delete the word or use something more forceful. And green means you are using the dreaded passive voice. Fix it, or the bell may toll for you!

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