Plain English

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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 presented by the legal team in front of a 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

  • 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.