Q: I’m frustrated by the standards in my firm. I get work from associates all the time that has misspellings, grammatical errors, basic stylistic errors and so forth. I mark up documents thoroughly and hand them back in an effort to bring people along and make them realize their myriad errors.

What I hear in response from associates � not directly but through the grapevine � is that I am a pesky perfectionist more concerned about eradicating the passive voice than about winning cases. Apparently they take exception to having their documents marked up; somehow they are offended. How else can they learn?

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