In thinking about a topic for this column, I took a moment to look back over what I've covered since I started writing for The Advocate. I saw a huge range of topics-- word choice to punctuation to parts of speech to document design. I've even covered proofing techniques. I saw one huge hole, however. I've never written about how to edit to ensure your legal writing is complete. So for this month I'll explore a little bit of why self-editing is so difficult, followed by some discrete tasks each legal writer can use to ensure that a document is complete. [excerpt]
Tenielle Fordyce-Ruff, Taking the 30,000-Foot View: Seeing What You've Written, 61(1) Advocate 46 (2018).