I have finished the content editing phase of my revision and have moved on to the tedious task of checking for grammar. After checking for commas, punctuation, and the elusive dangling participle, I check for over-used and unnecessary words. I call it my kill list. I post it every few months in hopes that my awesome writing friends will add to this list, let me know what other words I can safely strip from my now-completely, nicely edited, and ready to be turned back in WIP.
Here it is . . . my kill list:
amazing (simply because it is overused and there are so many other more exciting adjectives I could use)
as (although I tend to be a bit more liberal with this than some authors :))