MEDICO-LEGAL EDITING

01. THE NEED

My client is a physician who reviews medical reports, legal documents and statements to provide a medical opinion. The opinion is a 5,000-word report that’s presented by the legal team in front of the judge.

02. THE WORK

The original reports are written in formal legal language and medical jargon. Although the audience is a judge who fully understands legal text, plain English makes the reports easier to digest. Editing includes removing passive voice, reformatting for consistency and readability, and simplifying long and overly complex sentences.

03. THE RESULT

Concise, scannable, and easy-to-read medical opinions that are court-ready. Even in the legal world, plain English is better. Plain English doesn’t mean dumbed-down. It’s a preferred writing style that is more accessible and easier to understand.