"The Redbook is intended to be the definitive guide for considering the soundness of your choice in legal writing and editing. If you're editing, you ought to know why your edits make sense. You should be able to justify every edit you make, even if it's just a punctuation mark. You'll do well if you learn to know what you're doing and why."--Preface to the Fourth Edition.
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Mechanics Punctuation Capitalization Italics, boldface and underlining Document design Numbers Typographic symbols Spelling Quotations Citations Footnotes Grammar, usage, and editing Grammar Stuffy words and legalese Troublesome words Editing and proofreading Specific documents Case briefs Research memos E-mail messages Business correspondence Letters relating to engagement Opinion letters Demand letters Pleadings Affidavits and declarations Motions Appellate briefs Judicial opinions Contracts Statements of work Legislation, rules, and regulations Resolutions Scholarly writing Student research papers and law-review notes Law-review articles Book reviews.