How it works

When a client contacts me, I discuss the nature of the project with the client.

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.

I send the client a simple contract for signature.

The client is responsible for the legal content of the document I edit.


Clear and error-free language enables readers to focus on the substance of a document. Writing is strongest when it is concise and avoids jargon. I normally flag for the client any sections of writing that are confusing, redundant, or unpersuasive, and I can offer suggestions for improved phrasing and organization.

I follow The Redbook: A Manual on Legal Style and The Bluebook for legal editing assignments, unless a client directs otherwise. For non-legal editing, I’m highly familiar with the Chicago Manual on Style and AP Style, but I can also follow other styles at a client’s request.

Ginette Chapman

I’ve been licensed to practice law in Colorado since 2006. I edit all manner of legal and policy documents: briefs, memos, workplace investigation reports, expert witness reports, law review articles, website copy, public policy reports, and more.