Writing & Editing Tips for finding the elusive ‘right word’ Despite the thousands of words in the English language, it’s not easy to track down the right one every time you sit down to write. By Kristin Long@KristinMLongAug. 4, 2011 SHARE As a communicator, you’ve probably had your fair share of frustrating moments trying to think of the best word to describe what you’re trying to say. And when you’re on deadline, there isn’t much time to sit around and come up with the perfect word. 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.