Take a Peek at the Introduction to the Fourth Edition of “A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting”

Here are the first two sentences of the fourth edition of A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting, as I currently imagine them:

This manual offers guidelines for clear and concise contract language. If you’re making decisions regarding contract language without consulting it, odds are you’re copy-and-pasting, relying on flimsy conventional wisdom, or improvising.

I hear you saying to yourselves, Ah, this is the jumped-up so-and-so we know and love!

Go here to see what the introduction currently looks like. (Sorry, but it’s a PDF. I haven’t got the hang yet of how to upload a Word document with the appropriate settings.) I’d be delighted to receive comments. If you get the fever and want to pore over the manuscript, go here to find out how to make that happen.

About the author

Ken Adams is the leading authority on how to say clearly whatever you want to say in a contract. He’s author of A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting, and he offers online and in-person training around the world. He’s also chief content officer of LegalSifter, Inc., a company that combines artificial intelligence and expertise to assist with review of contracts.