Writing & Editing 12 modifiers that writers should trash These words and phrases serve only to slow your readers as they stumble toward your message. Get out the broom and dustpan, and let’s get to work. By Rob Reinalda@word_czarFeb. 18, 2013 SHARE To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.