How can we be more productive?

As a response to a reader’s request, John McIntyre shares “the secrets” to editing quickly and decisively. Rich Adin suggests reducing time spent on the mechanical pillar to have more time on the thinking pillar. Here, we gathered other tips to improve productivity. Some of them may be counterintuitive or even contradict each other, but given the credibility of the sources we found and how they echo one another, it’s difficult to not try them out.

 

Image credit: Sean MacEntee on Flickr. Used under a Creative Commons (CC BY) license.

Image credit: Sean MacEntee on Flickr. Used under a Creative Commons (CC BY) license.

 

 

 

 

Go ahead, try these out, and let us know which of them works for you. If you also have a personal productivity tip, don’t hesitate to share it with us.

 

 

Ditto is a fortnightly selection of stories on publishing, media, communications, and topics that concern editorial professionals from the most credible sources on the Web. We hope to educate young professional writers and editors about industry standards, breakthroughs, and trends, among other things. Usually, you’ll find news and commentaries in here, but from time to time, we also feature tweets, visuals, games, freebies, and other fun but useful stuff that caught our eye.

 

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