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Some examples of our editing:


Original Version
Progression to the higher part of the salary scale is be subject to your personal performance in meeting these criteria which will be discussed with you once you have started work.
The Write Way
When you start work we will explain how you can progress onto the higher salary scale.


Original Version
Prior to building the database the needs of communications and operations will need to be established in order that the criteria upon which the design is based are correct.
The Write Way
To make sure that the design criteria are correct, we need to establish the needs of communications and operations before building the database.


Original Version
Payment of your salary will be on the last working day of each month and will be by credit transfer into a bank or building society.
The Write Way
We pay your salary by credit transfer to your bank or building society account on the last working day of each month.


Original Version
Apparently the former owner of this property some forty years ago when planting a hedge enclosed a strip of the Common within his garden.
The Write Way
Forty years ago, the former owner of this property enclosed a strip of the common within his garden when planting a hedge.


Original Version
Please be assured that your Association will be consulted on detailed proposals at the appropriate time.
The Write Way
As soon as we have the detailed proposals, we will be pleased to ask your association for your views.



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