SEATTLE—WordRake Holdings, LLC, a software company focused on clear and concise editing for professionals, announced it would award one-year WordRake licenses to the authors of all blog posts considered by the LexBlog Excellence Awards. WordRake is a great fit for bloggers because it helps writers quickly meet the demands for clear and concise content that blogging requires.
“Legal blogging allows lawyers to speak directly to their audience and to educate them on important topics. It makes legal analysis accessible to all, regardless of background or financial resources,” said Ivy B. Grey, Vice President of Strategy at WordRake. “Blogging can also elevate the voices of authors who may otherwise get overlooked.”
The LexBlog Excellence Awards were created to honor exemplary writing on legal blogs. These awards “celebrate great writing on legal blogs by shining a spotlight on the best examples,” said Bob Ambrogi, the creator of the awards program. The organization received over 400 submissions. A winning post will be chosen in each of six categories:
- Best News or Trend Analysis
- Best Legal Analysis
- Best Breaking News Post
- Best Explanatory Post
- Best ‘How-To’ Post
- Best Commentary/Advice for Legal Professionals
Along with Amy Howe, Colin S. Levy, Molly McDonough, and Gina Passarella, Ms. Grey was on the inaugural panel of five judges to review finalists and select the winning blog posts. Winners will be announced January 13, 2019.
After reviewing the submissions, Mr. Ambrogi published helpful tips for would-be bloggers and recommended using WordRake to improve editing and flow. “It’s no surprise that Bob recommended WordRake to legal bloggers. For years, I’ve used WordRake on everything I write—from legal briefs to innovation and technology columns,” added Ms. Grey.
Authors must request their one-year WordRake license by February 14, 2020 using this form.
Launched in 2012, WordRake is editing software designed by writing expert and New York Times bestselling author Gary Kinder. WordRake runs in Microsoft Word and Outlook, and its suggestions appear in the familiar track-changes style. It uses complex, patented algorithms to find and improve weak lead-ins, confusing language, and high-level grammar and usage slips.