Legal English Services

Editing of Legal and Academic Legal English
  • Years of experience in legal research and writing

  • Familiar with Bluebook standards for legal citations

  • Familiar with OSCOLA (Oxford University Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities)

  • Experience editing academic works for publication in legal journals worldwide 

  • Completed the Copyediting Certificate Program through the University of California San Diego

  • Member of the American Copyediting Society (ACES), US, and the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), UK.

Legal English Training

I offer one-to-one or small group trainings in Legal English for legal professionals and law students, in person or online. I also offer the TOLES Test of Legal English, and my courses can be geared toward TOLES exam preparation or for your specific professional needs.

The TOLES Test of Legal English

Demonstrate your legal English competence to employers and clients by obtaining a Test of Legal English Skills Certificate   

I am a TOLES certified examination center. I offer training in preparation for the exam,

and when you are ready, I can offer you the examination itself.

Foundation Exam

Higher Exam

  • Tests legal reading and writing (90 minutes)

  • Legal vocabulary as used in authentic situations; basic grammar

  •  Elementary-Advanced English level

  • Training materials: ‘The Lawyer’s English Language Coursebook’ and other introductory-level materials 

  • TOLES Foundation Certificate, including a grade explanation

See the TOLES Foundation Exam page for more details. Click here for a sample Foundation paper.

  • Tests legal reading and writing (90 minutes); legal listening (30-45 minutes)

  • Practical reading, writing and listening skills in authentic legal situations

  • Intermediate-Advanced English level

  • Training materials: ‘The Lawyer’s English Language Coursebook’ and other Intermediate level materials, in addition to supplementary grammar study

  • TOLES Higher Certificate, including a grade explanation

See the TOLES Higher Exam page for more details. Click here for a sample Higher paper.

Advanced Exam

  • Tests legal reading, writing and drafting, knowledge of register and business idioms (120 minutes)

  • Practical reading, writing and drafting skills in authentic legal situations

  • Upper Intermediate–Advanced English level

  • Training materials: ‘The Lawyer’s English Language Coursebook’, ‘Advanced Legal English’ and advanced level materials in addition to study of commercial contracts and standard terms and conditions

  • TOLES Advanced Certificate, including a grade explanation

TESTIMONIALS

"Lindsey edited my manuscript for my forthcoming book. Her training as a lawyer made her suggest changes which were more concise and consequently improved the final product. However she kept the complexity of the argument which is essential to an author. She is patient, professional and kind and truly engaged with the inner logic of the topic she is working on. Furthermore, she goes out of her way to find solutions to citations of tricky documents which are not covered explicitly by the style guides. I recommend her, and would definitely work with her in the future too."