The Four-Step Edit: Memos & Reports
Systematic editing brings objectivity and can make good writing great. It can also reduce frustration and time spent redrafting. Yet few lawyers have a system for editing.
In this workshop, participants will learn a four-step approach for editing longer non-transactional documents (memos, reports, prospectuses, etc.), each step bringing greater refinement. Participants will learn how to transform their work by systematically editing for structure, two aspects of style, and usage (grammar, punctuation, legal vocabulary). Participants also receive a handy four-step editing checklist.
|9:00 am||Step 1: Structure – Logic and navigation aids|
|9:45 am||Step 2: Concision – Cut words|
|10:45 am||Step 3: Clarity – Simplify sentences|
|11:30 am||Step 4: Usage – Common errors|
-Usual duration: 3 hours
-Target group: Lawyers
–Note: A follow-up Four-Step Edit: Part 2 is also available.
[The Four-Step Edit] is the best writing training I have ever received as it shows a simple and practical way to improve one’s day-to-day writing.
Lawyer, Skadden (Hong Kong)