7 substitutions for ‘OK’

As writers and editors, we sign off on a lot of copy. Here are some ways to give the nod without using the popular two-letter response.

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I find myself saying “OK” a lot during the day: to an edit, request, or story pitch.

If you’re anything like me, you like to add some flavor to emails. For instance, instead of asking a colleague to please “edit this article,” I may refer to the copy as “little lady” depending on the day.

Similarly, I like to mix things up when giving the A-OK. I’ll throw in a “works for me” or “sounds good” for variation, but I’ve recently second-guessed myself on this. Who am I to try to come up with something better? After all, the delicate two-letter word has been referred to as “America’s Greatest Word.”

Is “OK” one of those terms that’s just right and shouldn’t be mucked with? Or are these substitutions just as good or (gasp) better?

1. Sounds good.

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