Copyediting & Proofreading

Writers, no matter how experienced, may find editing their own work a challenge, a bore, or worse. Writing draft after draft often makes writers too familiar with the material and works against accurate editing or proofreading. Let a fresh pair of feline eyes take a look. Cathouse Editorial will edit or proofread your work for the following elements:

Accuracy, effectiveness, and tone                           Consistency of style

Overall structure and flow                                        Correct mechanics, such as grammar and spelling

Phrasing and content                                                 Physical layout

We work on all types of files, hardcopy and electronic, and are familiar with all major style manuals, including

The Chicago Manual of Style                                     The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers       ALWD Citation Manual: A Professional System of Citation

APA Publication Manual                                            The Associated Press Stylebook

Appellate Briefs & Court Documents

If your legal practice includes writing appellate briefs, motions, or other court documents, ask yourself:

  • Do I need an editing professional to make sure my important court documents are grammatically and typographically perfect before they leave the office?
  • Do I need a legal cite-checker whose services will allow me to focus on writing a winning argument instead of performing the rote tasks?
  • Do I want to avoid creating a fully benefited staff position to perform these critical functions?

If your answers are yes, yes, and yes, hire Cathouse Editorial on a per-project basis. Our years of legal
editing experience include editing and proofreading briefs for the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the
First District, the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts, and the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.

We know the Bluebook inside and out, can cite-check your documents as well as edit them, and will work
with you to ensure that your documents follow all applicable court rules. Judges do notice poor writing,
incorrect citation style, and typographical errors. Do not let these avoidable mistakes detract from your legal arguments.

Web Copywriting

Today’s business environment makes having a website a requirement. Clients of every conceivable type—retail, professional, service, artistic, educational—expect to find information online before picking up the phone or dropping in on a business’s physical location. If your business doesn’t have a website, you are losing more opportunities than you realize—to sell your services, expand your client base, and service your current accounts.

Let Cathouse Editorial help you create website content that tells the world what your business does, why it is unlike any other, and why clients should choose your business over competitors'. Stop being the business owner or entrepreneur who is still saying to current and prospective clients, “No, we don’t have a website. Sorry.”