Thursday, August 10, 2017

Editing for Concision

In this brief article, Wayne Scheiss illustrates ways to edit writing to be more concise. This is a nice article to pass no to students,

This article from the Michigan Bar Journal Plain Language column offers 14 techniques that can help legal writers retain necessary content but communicate more concisely in writing: assess passive voice, don't fear possessives, remove redundancy, omit needless details, cut throat-clearing phrases, diminish sesquipedalian vocabulary, edit for wordiness, revise unnecessary nominalizations, eliminate excessive prepositions, and more.

You can access it here. Editing for Concision (December 2016). Wayne Schiess, Editing for Concision, 95 Mich. B.J. 34 (Dec. 2016)  Available at SSRN:


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An excellent, concise, article. Full of useful practical advice.

Posted by: Richard Brady | Aug 11, 2017 12:30:39 AM

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