Legal Writing Skills – How to proofread effectively

a student proofreading legal document

Having someone else proofread your writing is always a good idea. Fresh eyes are best suited for catching your typos, misplaced commas, and other errors. Your editor doesn’t know what you’re going to say or what your conclusion will be until she reads your work, so your writing will naturally be reviewed with more awareness and fewer preconceptions.

But what if that’s not an option (say, during an exam … or at 2 in the morning)? How do you spot the errors in your own work? We’re glad you asked! Use these “Do”s and “Don’t”s for putting the final polish on your legal writing:

Proofreading is important. Don’t let editing errors distract your reader from the interesting stuff you have to say. Employ these proofreading strategies so that your writing makes a stellar impression!

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