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How Not to Write Like a Lawyer: Part 2

August 19, 2022 by ProofreadingPal in Writing Guides

So, now the time has come when you want to write about something that you might need to argue someday, whether in court or at a PTA meeting; something you may be held accountable for; or just something you want to make very clear to others. Resisting the temptation to use lawyer-speak, what should you concentrate on?

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Commonly Confused Words: Uninterested vs. Disinterested

August 11, 2022 by ProofreadingPal in Grammar

There it is again. You’re reading a newspaper or magazine, an article about a legal dispute, perhaps, with the two sides of an argument coming together with a trusted mediator, and you see one of those phrases that fills you with fleeting doubt: “a disinterested party.” You’ve seen it often enough that you’ve kind of figured out what it means, right?

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Quick Guide to Common Writing Mistakes

August 2, 2022 by ProofreadingPal in Grammar

In today’s post and an upcoming part II post next month, I’ll briefly describe some of the most common errors you should look out for in your writing and I will provide links to excellent ProofreadingPal blog posts from the past for more details on each of these errors.

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