Four-Step Editing Live Online Workshop

Four-Step Editing Live Online Workshop

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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.

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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.

Comes with a 60-page Materials Bank that includes:
1. Structuring 4
1.1 Structuring question 1: Is the structure logical overall? 4
1.2 Structuring question 2: Is my conclusion up front? 4
1.3 Structuring question 3: Do I have enough navigation aids? 5
2. Style 8
2.1 Style step 1: Cut words/syllables 8
2.2 Style step 2: Simplify sentences 19
Annexes 27
Annex A: Sample office memorandum 27
Annex B: Effective headings 31
Annex C: Paragraphs 32
Annex D: Helpful transition words 35
Annex E: Transitioning โ€“ good and bad 37
Annex F: Common โ€œofโ€ constructions 40
Annex G: Common throat-clearing phrases 42
Annex H: Answers to 20 common questions 43
Annex I: Punctuating complex and compound sentences 51
Annex J: Style help from Microsoft Word 54
Annex K: Sample edit sheet 56
Annex L: Practice exercises with answers 57
Annex M: The four-step edit checklist 62

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