From The Blood Red Pencil
blog: "Self-Editing One Step at a Time: Identifying and Eliminating Your H... Words
" comes good advice from Patricia Stoltey on ridding your writing of repetitive words and phrases.
They are invisible because you may not notice that you are indeed over-using the terms. It's best to get another set of eyes to give you a hand in your search and destroy (or at least find a synonym) mission.
Some of the words to look out for? According to the article:
just, really, pretty, some, actually, so, well, back, up, oh, off, somehow, like, very, many, that, finally, real, rather, anyway
Read the rest of the article here