RE: Eschew, Evade, and/or Eradicate Legalese

Subject: RE: Eschew, Evade, and/or Eradicate Legalese
From: Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- nuot -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:17:43 -0500

I only hope that his use of "and/or" is intended to be ironic.


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From: Mike Starr
Sent: Sunday, November 23, 2014 1:34 AM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Eschew, Evade, and/or Eradicate Legalese

... Eschew, Evade, and/or Eradicate Legalese <http://www2.law.ucla.edu/volokh/legalese.htm>

Given that we technical writers inherit lots of documents from engineers and programmers, this list of alternatives for legalese applies just as much to those sorts of documents as it does to legal documents. Of course, if our subject matter experts/document originators applied this list (not likely), we might encounter further erosion of the demand for our services <grin>. Of course, there'd still be plenty of work for us converting passive voice to active voice, structuring documents rationally, and all those other things we do that add value.


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