Editing Is Writing

Yesterday, I posted my thoughts on typos in cover letters and resumes.  Although I am in the camp of thinkers who believe that resume mistakes are big red flags, I also believe that we are keepers of our own destinies. So, instead of complaining about the lack of proofreading and editing skills, I’ll point you to a great article on this very same topic.  Lisa A. Mazzie has an outstanding article, titled, Be Wise: Revise, posted at the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Wisconsin Lawyer.

The article includes a Sample Revision Checklist,which is on the simple side but an excellent way to make sure your writing hasn’t lost its focus-especially as that filing deadline approaches.  The checklist is a great reference for new associates starting this fall. 

[H/T to Legal Writing Prof Blog]

And if you really want to improve your writing skills, the blogosphere contains a jackpot of resources. Start with our list of The Top 30 Blogs on Writing.

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