Hostile editing is a no-nonsense approach to writing instruction.

You don’t need an English degree to write well. With the right tools, strategies, and knowledge, you can

  • write clearly,
  • make your point,
  • impress your readers,
  • demonstrate your credibility,
  • and communicate your ideas.

The writing guides at Hostile Editing are written by David Bowman, the chief editor of Precise Edit. With more than 25 years of editing, consulting, writing, and teaching experience, Bowman is able to translate complex writing techniques into practical, easy-to-follow instruction.

Have you ever asked, “How can I write better?” If you are like most people, you just need someone to tell you, “Do this, and your writing will improve.”

That’s what these guides do: help you write well!

Writing guides in print and eBooks, as PDFs for download.

We have discontinued Precise Edit Training Manual, Bang! Writing for Impact, and the subscription-based Writing Tips for a Year.