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Guthrie's guide to better legal writing

Author: Neil Guthrie
Publisher: Toronto [Ontario] : Irwin Law, Ottawa, Ontario : Canadian Electronic Library, 2018. 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Lawyers like to think they are good writers. Their non-lawyer readers are more likely to describe their writing as turgid, pedantic, Latin-filled, jargon-ridden, misspelt, ungrammatical, and inelegant. Guthrie's Guide to Better Legal Writing won't solve all your problems, but it will help you make your prose clear, correct, and compelling. The focus is on communicating more effectively in e-mail, letters, memos,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Guthrie
ISBN: 9781552214732 1552214737 1552214729 9781552214725
OCLC Number: 1022962443
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 182 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
So what should I write about? --
Two words used and abused --
Grammar and punctuation --
Your queries answered --
Conclusion.
Other Titles: Guide to better legal writing
Better legal writing
Responsibility: Neil Guthrie.
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"Lawyers like to think they are good writers. Their non-lawyer readers are more likely to describe their writing as turgid, pedantic, Latin-filled, jargon-ridden, misspelt, ungrammatical, and inelegant. Guthrie's Guide to Better Legal Writing won't solve all your problems, but it will help you make your prose clear, correct, and compelling. The focus is on communicating more effectively in e-mail, letters, memos, blog posts, client updates, and social media, but there are some pointers on contractual drafting and written advocacy as well. A bit of strategy, some grammar and spelling, and a lot of style."--Publisher's description.

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