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January 23, 2007

Legal writing professor Suzanne Rowe on proofing: 10 steps towards error-free documents

THE LEGAL WRITER
Perfect Proofing: 10 steps towards
error-free documents
 
Associate Professor Suzanne Rowe, who directs the law school’s Legal Research and Writing Program, breaks the dreaded document proofing process into 10 simple steps in the December Oregon State Bar Bulletin
 

1. Click on “print”

2. Slow down and look silly

3. Use spell check

4. Use “find”

5. Use grammar check 

6. Go for coffee

7. Edit bits

8. Start in the middle

9. Highlight citations

10. Find a friend

 

 

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