Lawyer's Guide to Writing Well

ISBN-10: 0520234731
ISBN-13: 9780520234734
Edition: 2nd 2002
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 1/13/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 287
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Tom Goldstein has been a journalism professor for more than two decades and has served as dean of the schools of journalism at Columbia University and at the University of California at Berkeley. He worked as a reporter at several newspapers, including the Wall Street Journaland the New York Times, and is the author of The News at Any Costand A Two-Faced Press.

Preface
Why Lawyers Write Poorly
Does Bad Writing Really Matter?
Don't Make It Like It Was
The Process of Writing
Ten Steps to Writing
Of Dawdlers and Scrawlers, Pacers, and Plungers: Getting Started and Overcoming Blocks
The Mechanics of Getting It Down: From Quill Pens to Computers
Lessons from a Writing Audit
Lawyers as Publishers: Words Are Their Product
Managing Your Prose
Writing the Lead
Form, Structure, and Organization
Wrong Words, Long Sentences, and Other Mister Meaners
Revising Your Prose
Making Your Writing Memorable
Notes
Usage Notes
An Editing Checklist
Editing Exercises
Suggested Revisions to Editing Exercises
Reference Works
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Index

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