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Don't Break the Law with Legal Numbers

Posted by Phil Jamieson   Jun 27, 2014 6:30:00 AM


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Here are some writing tips from the leading legal writing style guide, The Redbook / A Manual On Legal Style by Bryan Garner. Our topic today is numbers.

The Redbook generally follows AP in the basics: spell out one through nine and use numerals for 10 and above. Here are some other rules from The Redbook:

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Topics: writing numbers, numbers

Let's Check the Numbers!

Posted by Phil Jamieson   Oct 22, 2013 5:30:00 AM


numbersPresenting numbers in running text can be confusing to people who want their documents to be formatted correctly. We're asked to copyedit number-rich documents often, and offer this advice, taken from the Chicago Manual of Style:

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Topics: writing numbers, numbers

Numbers in Dialogue

Posted by Phil Jamieson   Sep 6, 2011 5:30:00 AM

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Topics: writing numbers, numbers, writing number in dialogue

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