How it works

Process

  • When a client contacts me, I typically ask to see a draft of the document to be edited and then discuss with the client the appropriate amount of editing time.
  • I send the client a simple contract for signature. 
  • I generally exchange documents with the client via email, but particularly sensitive documents can be transferred via Dropbox.
  • I perform editing in Microsoft Word using the Track Changes feature. On completion, I return the document to the client, along with an invoice to be paid within 30 days. 
  • The client is responsible for the legal content of the document.

Philosophy

Legal writing is best when it uses plain and direct language and avoids legalese. I follow Bryan A. Garner’s guidance for legal writing, as found in The Redbook: A Manual on Legal Style. For citations, I follow The Bluebook.