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Multiple drafts and legal liability: a hazard for professional writers

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1 Author(s)
McCord, E.A. ; Dept. of English, Cincinnati Univ., OH, USA

The overall legal significance of multiple drafts of professional communications is discussed. In particular, some of the legal principles that govern the status of written documents, such as the applicable rules of court are reviewed, and the types of litigation in which previous drafts can figure prominently are examined. The possibility of multiple draft liability in light of the current emphasis on writing as a process, with writers encouraged to turn off the editorial sides of their brains during the early stages of composing, is considered

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Professional Communication, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:35 ,  Issue: 3 )