And one more rule: Use simpler forms of verbs rather than the ing form (gerund). Just find all the ing endings and see if you can change them to a more active form.
2. Never use a long word where a short one will do.
3. If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out.
4. Never use the passive where you can use the active.
5. Never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word, or a jargon word if you can think of an everyday English equivalent.