Proofreading in practice
Punctuation and grammar errors and the problems they cause; getting the punctuation right; punctuation guidelines; grammar in lists; tips for controlling grammar.
Throughout this tutorial, we’ve been studying the judge’s first two tasks, revising and editing. Now, with your editing complete, there’s just one more thing to do before you finally submit your piece, and that’s to proofread.
But as you saw in Revising, Editing, Proofreading, and Trust, proofreading is something that far too many lawyers either don’t do, or don’t do well. Time is the main reason for this, but it’s also true that proofreading presents lawyers with some unique challenges. In...