This week, on the podcast, we talked about some stylistic elements that make your contract easier to understand. We did not really talk about specific types of clauses, but things that would help make your contract easier to read. If you are interested, we talked about:
- Not capitalizing the word “agreement”
- A better system for numbering your contracts
- How to number your paragraphs in contracts
- Why we title paragraphs
There is not anything to dig much deeper into these elements because they are about style. If, however, you want to draft better contracts, I encourage you to give it a read.
During July, we focused a lot on contract drafting. Contracts are an inescapable part of business today. It is foundational to your business that you understand contracts and how they fit together to protect your business. During the month of July, a lot of content was put together centering on contract drafting. Sometimes that can be confusing. It is not always helpful to go back and look for that post you needed. To fix that, I have compiled the DIY Contract Drafting Guide.
Much of the information you have received here in the email newsletter is for you only. I enjoy sharing the secrets and the tips here. I encourage you to tell your friends about this, so they don’t miss any more tips. But, for those tips and tricks I have shared on the site, I have compiled in this easy to use Guide.
I would really appreciate it if you would share this with your friends. Would you consider tweeting about the contract drafting guide? Perhaps you would prefer Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ or any other network of your choice. (Legaltoenglish.org/drafting) Also, I would love to hear your thoughts on the guide. Is it missing anything? Do you want to know about something else?
This month, we will cover other topics. I am sure we will get back to contract drafting, it is inescapable. As I add content, I will update the guide so you can use it for your business.