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Legal Writing: Editing and Proofreading Essentials

Learn the most effective and practical techniques to edit and proofread for legal professionals.

Writing is one of the most important skills in the legal profession. Emails, summary memorandums, and research documentation are essential. Writing well creates a clear vision, positive imprint, and successful career. Words are the author's power tools; editing and proofreading create the distinguished and noteworthy work of art. Become the expert by learning the best strategies for legal writing. Recognize the significance of proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Know why typographical errors are devastating to your career and reputation; and acknowledge how editing transforms an average document into an exceptional document by uncovering what to do, how to do it, and by identifying common mistakes.

90 minutes
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Agenda

Writing Guidelines

  • Organize Before Writing
  • Know Your Readers
  • Types of Writing
  • Paragraph Guidelines
  • Types of Sentences
    • Sentence Guidelines

Business Email

  • Clear and Concise Emails
  • Email Structure
  • Review Your Email

Summary Memos

  • Blueprint for Success
  • Essentials to Include
  • Writing the Summary
  • Summary Format

Research Documentation

  • Be Objective
  • Amount of Detail
    • Introduction
    • Discussion
    • Conclusion

Editing and Proofreading

  • Editing Versus Proofreading
  • Best Practice for Editing
  • Steps for Proofreading
    • Grammar and Punctuation
  • Tips for Perfection
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This course was last revised on June 30, 2020.

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Lauritta Sowa

Lauritta Sowa

WiseOwlOps, Inc.

  • Assists owners and senior management in increasing their effectiveness
  • Over 30 years of experience in finance, analysis, and administration
  • Brings diversified insights that reflect the trends and awareness required in today’s business world
  • Supports her clients in facilitating change while increasing profitability, cash flow, and return on investment
  • Her skills have been utilized by a variety of Fortune 500 firms and an array of businesses
  • Specializing in Microsoft® Excel®, finance, and decision-making, she emphasizes the pragmatic skills necessary in today’s business environment
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Product ID: 407635
Published 2020
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