3 Simple Writing Tips for In-House Memos

, Corporate Counsel


For in-house counsel, being a better writer means those memos you send to C-suite colleagues and other corporate clients won't lead to confusion and explanatory follow-ups.

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  • CindyW

    Good, concise tips. I love my thesaurus. Here is another:
    Use bullets, numbered paragraphs and other formatting that force better organization and make it easy to jump to an issue in the document.

    1. Numbered paragraphs should be listed in order of importance: high risk to low risk.
    2. Bullets can help present those issues that you might have strung together with semi-colons more crisply (bullets should not have multiple paragraphs or even multiple sentences).
    3. Bolded/underlined topic headings draw the reader's attention to key issues.

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