Wednesday, April 06, 2005

My speech at conference

I am traveling to Washington D.C. tomorrow evening to give a talk at the Third Annual Legal Rhetoric Symposium at the American University Washington College of Law. Details here:

I will speak on "The Art of Consumer Drafting." I plan to tell about several plain-language re-drafting projects I've done and the non-grammar, non-linguistic things I've learned. I'll highlight the change in mind-set, the attitude I learned to adopt.

I'm the last speaker--at 3:30 p.m. on Friday. That means a challenge: tired listeners who would like to get out of there. I hope I can keep them interested. Perhaps I'll draw on my stock of humorous legal writing stories.

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