Here’s a helpful tutorial to clean up such godawful things as passive voice and whatever else you can’t train yourself not to do. If your using Microsoft Word, under tools, click spelling and grammar. Then click the options button. Next, click the button for settings and you can check, or uncheck far more things than I knew existed.
I only discovered it this week. A little more than halfway through my manuscript, I’ve managed to cut three thousand words without loosing any content. It seems a lot of people don’t know about this so I hope this helps tighten everybody’s writing.
Now it looks for passive voice.