Writing: Word vs. Character Count

I am writing a thesis right now, and I noticed that in my writing software (Scrivener), there’s a “word” and a “character” count. I understand that this is not Literature & Latte’s support site, but I wanted to ask a question more generally than about Scrivener. Why would one want to think in terms of … Read more

Should “improve at the following fronts” be followed by problems or solutions?

I am writing a technology report. It starts with an analysis of the current problems in the system. As a summary I have a paragraph to list all the problems in bullets. I use this sentence to start the summary: We can improve the system at the following fronts. After this sentence is a list … Read more