Editing for Plain Legal Writing

Oct 7  $299.00 CAD

For writers with no legal training

This six-week course is for anyone who has to edit legal materials to be clear
and user-friendly, whether or not you have a legal background. You will learn:

  • why legal writing is the way it is 
  • how to consider the needs of your readers
  • how to organize a piece of legal writing to guide readers through it
  • how to deal with some common problems with legalese

You may practise your skills on an existing piece of legal writing or use an extract from a cell phone contract included with the course materials. I also provide a free text book from the course originator, Cheryl Stephens. 

This course gives a certificate of achievement after your assignments are completed and marked.