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Legal Writing Writing Techniques

Our best writing tip? Edit for clarity and brevity with WordRake. It’s an automated in-line editor that checks for needless words, cumbersome phrases, clichés, and more.

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Another Writing Secret Right in Front of You

The Benefits of Putting People in Your Writing

Put people in your sentences; it enlivens your writing. And it’s so easy.


Attached please find the Closing Papers for your signature.
I have attached the Closing Papers for your signature.


It is not possible to email a Word document containing suggested but not yet accepted edits.

You cannot email a Word document containing edits you have not yet accepted.


It might not be necessary to hire an in-house attorney.

You might not need to hire an in-house attorney.


We are very pleased to have the opportunity to work with you and hope the enclosed materials will be of interest.

We are very pleased to have the opportunity to work with you and hope you find the enclosed materials interesting.


Things don't attach themselves. People attach them. Look for opportunities to let people do the acting.

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About Gary Kinder

Gary Kinder

WordRake founder Gary Kinder has taught over 1,000 writing programs for AMLAW 100 firms, Fortune 500 companies, and government agencies. He’s also a New York Times bestselling author. As a writing expert and coach, Gary was inspired to create WordRake when he noticed a pattern in writing errors that he thought he could address with technology.

In 2012, Gary and his team of engineers created WordRake editing software to help writers produce clear, concise, and effective prose. It saves time and gives confidence. Writing and editing has never been easier.

WordRake takes you beyond the merely grammatical to the truly great—the quality editor you’ve always wanted. See for yourself.

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How Does it Work?

WordRake is editing software designed by writing expert and New York Times bestselling author Gary Kinder. Like an editor or helpful colleague, WordRake ripples through your document checking for needless words and cumbersome phrases. Its complex algorithms find and improve weak lead-ins, confusing language, and high-level grammar and usage slips.

WordRake runs in Microsoft Word and Outlook, and its suggestions appear in the familiar track-changes style. If you’ve used track changes, you already know how to use WordRake. There’s nothing to learn and nothing to interpret. Editing for clarity and brevity has never been easier.