From Kerr Russell member Joanne Geha Swanson, chair of the State Bar of Michigan Appellate Practice Session on the elegance and importance of editing …
“A single word, in and of itself, can be a treasure. It is gratifying to find the one perfect word that expresses exactly what I mean. Or the one word that can substitute for three or four. For me, this process of refinement occurs when I edit – scrutinizing every word [yes, even whether to use ‘a’ or ‘the’], rearranging words, cutting extraneous words, clarifying transitions, rewriting headings, and a myriad of other adjustments.” Enjoy this bonus column from the Fall 2017 Journal in which Joanne celebrates the accomplishments of her fellow section members.
AttorneysJoanne Geha Swanson