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Why a TED Talk Is Like a Chicago Hot Dog

By | Apr.03.14 | 1 Comment

These days it seems like everybody wants to claim, “I gave a TED talk.” The reason? These talks are famous for being fresh and interesting. TED talks are no longer than 18 minu[...]

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Happy National Grammar Day! Lawyers’ Top Three Grammar Goof-ups

By | Mar.04.14 | 15 Comments

It's a fitting way to celebrate National Grammar Day: Today we are announcing that lawyer and author Teddy Snyder is taking over Attorney at Work's monthly "Get to the Point" colu[...]

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WordRake: Clearing the Clutter from Legal Writing

By | Jan.09.13 | 1 Comment

Have you ever heard the term “legalese” used to compliment a lawyer’s writing? I haven’t. It seems excellent lawyers do not always produce excellent legal writing. Whether[...]

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Tighten Your Writing: Heed the Six Signs

By | Dec.12.12 | 3 Comments

"Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary li[...]

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“No Problem”

By | Nov.26.12 | 1 Comment

“No problem,” he said, as he emerged from the alligator-infested river. "No problem," he said, as he slaughtered half a tribe of natives. “No problem,” said the hangman, as[...]

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Sloppy Writing Sucks!

By | Nov.12.12 | 6 Comments

I’m tired of it. It’s off-putting. It hurts your professional image and undermines your marketing if you’re one of the perpetrators. I’m talking about bad grammar and spel[...]

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