Legal Document Editing, Proofreading, Formatting - Tia Ross EditorialLegal proofreading is arguably one of the most important roles in the legal profession. A misplaced colon, comma or list item in a legal document can produce a significant disparity in interpretation. When documents go through multiple contributors and revisions, it's too easy for errors to slip by unnoticed.

With so much at stake, finding qualified, high-quality legal proofreading services is essential. For lawyers, professors, students of law, and others who write, present and publish legal documents of all kinds, my legal proofreading, editing and formatting services offer you the three key things you need to both enhance your productivity and give you peace of mind:

1. Time you do not have to painstakingly proofread or edit your own words
2. Confidence that the documents you produce are error-free
3. Assurance that your work will be treated with the utmost confidentiality and strictest of privacy

Clarity, Precision and Style

My services focus on ensuring flawless grammar, syntax, spelling, punctuation and structure and that your writing conveys clarity, precision and consistency in style. I can work using your own house style or an industry style, and I'm well versed in the structuring requirements of legal documents. I'll ensure your formatting meets standard acceptable guidelines and is uniform throughout your document.

Types of Documents I Work On

  • Memoranda
  • Securities Filings
  • Agreements & Contracts
  • Annual Reports
  • Briefs & Motions
  • Correspondence
  • Tables of Authorities
  • Cross-References
  • Glossaries
  • Exhibits
  • Pleadings
  • Patent/Trademark Applications
  • Flow and Organizational Charts
  • CLE Presentations
  • Speeches
  • E-filings
  • Requests for Admissions
  • Interrogatories
  • Requests for Production
  • Courtroom Transcripts
  • Instructional Materials
  • Scholarly Articles & Books
  • Law School Application Personal Statements

Tight Deadlines

I offer my legal clients the fastest turnaround times to meet those non-negotiable and stressful deadlines that are endemic in the legal profession.

My Legal Background

For over two decades I worked as proofreader, editor and word processing specialist in all areas of law — most notably, corporate, litigation, labor and employment, bankruptcy, insurance, intellectual property, real estate, class action, technology, telecommunications, banking and finance — with dozens of full-service international and domestic firms that have included Mayer Brown, Winstead, Andrews & Kurth, Locke Lord, Jenkins & Gilchrist, Johnson & Gibbs and Mayor Day Caldwell & Keeton. I've worked with attorneys in private practice and in-house counsel at Fortune 500 and middle market public and private companies such as NTTA, AT&T, Wal-Mart and Mary Kay. I've also worked with litigation support services and court reporting agencies. I'm intimately familiar with legal terms and implications as well as the need for specific phrasing.

All work submitted to me is performed by me, so you have the added benefit of being able to build a working relationship with your editor the same as you would any other valued colleague.

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