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Editing Tips for the Busy Attorney


Ariana R. Levinson


University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law


Kentucky Bench & Bar, p. 31, November 2007
University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law Working Paper

Abstract:     
This piece provides examples of two high-profile cases where attorneys could have avoided small but significant errors by editing legal documents. The piece then discusses four useful editing tactics: swapping editing tasks with a colleague, setting the document aside, reading the document aloud, and editing in planned stages. Examples of planned stages include a page-by-page review, a review for content and flow, a review for citation errors, a review for grammar and style, a review for misspellings, typographical mistakes, and citation form, and a review for errors particular to the writer.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 2

Keywords: legal writing, editing

JEL Classification: K19

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Date posted: November 21, 2007 ; Last revised: June 4, 2008

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Levinson, Ariana R., Editing Tips for the Busy Attorney. University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law Working Paper; University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law Working Paper. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1031740

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Ariana R. Levinson (Contact Author)
University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law ( email )
Wilson W. Wyatt Hall
Louisville, KY 40292
United States
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