since a few months ago i began saving for an editor, i started doing my own edit on my manuscript, to the best that i can. my question is quite simple, yet because english is not my native tongue and in hebrew we don't have this... i hope you guys can help me. so, part of the process of my edit is cutting as much words that i can (i had 144K when i started) without causing any harm. the thing i struggle with are words like: "was not", "he is", "would have" and so on... (don't know how to tag them) that i'm not sure will be proper to shorten in ms to "wasn't", "he's", "would've" and so on... would it be alright for me to shorten this words? oh! another thing... after which "..." i need to start with capital letter?