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Improved User Interface

Perfect your work faster with our easy to use interface. Let BriefCatch 2 help you with your entire document or just select an excerpt.

BriefCatch 2: User Interface
BriefCatch 2: User Interface

Improved User Interface

Perfect your work faster with our easy to use interface. Let BriefCatch 2 help you with your entire document or just select an excerpt.

1 Gamification

Gamify your editing by winning points as you progress through your draft. Watch your score increase as you work through the flagged catches.

2 Navigation

Let the navigation arrows help you maneuver through the edits. You can also scroll throughout the document and address the highlighted text in any order.

3 Work Flow

If you want to edit a flagged term, highlight the edit you prefer and click “Change.” If you like the first or only editing option, simply click the “Change” button.

Otherwise, just click “Ignore.” And if you want to ignore all flags like the one you see, click “Ignore All,” and any related flags in the document will vanish.

Finally, if you ever change your mind, click on “Undo" to revert the previous change.

4 Smart Suggestions

BriefCatch 2 offers thousands of editing suggestions. For existing rules, it offers hundreds of alternatives, far more than other products suggest. Also unlike some other products, BriefCatch explains what’s behind its editing suggestions. You can also learn as you work: The explanations touch on many tough rules and writing principles.

5 Real World Examples

While editing, you will find over 1,000 instant examples from legal luminaries along with hundreds of expanded explanations, explanatory tooltips, and writing tip sheets.

Three Catch Modes

Choose from three editing modes to suit your needs. Save even more time by choosing how thoroughly you'd like BriefCatch to review your document. Choose one of the three Catch modes.

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Style

Want to make quick automatic style edits that can jumpstart a draft in minutes? Catch Style taps into thousands of edits to make your document crisper and more precise.

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Consistency

Want to target just errors and inconsistencies? Catch Consistency spots and fixes inconsistent language, formatting, and punctuation along with commonly confused words and citation errors.

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Catch All

Want to improve it all? When the stakes are high, Catch All gives you the works. Besides everything mentioned in Style & Consistency, this mode will prompt you to recast passive constructions, streamline quotations, cut dates, shorten sentences, and vary your transitions.

AI-Driven Scores

The improved Scores feature offers insights into your writing and lets you compare your style with that of renowned lawyers and judges. Since the five original BriefCatch Scores launched in 2018, we’ve number-crunched thousands of documents, legal and otherwise, and have worked through hundreds of permutations of data points. The result: an even more sophisticated system of big-picture feedback.

BriefCatch 2: Scores
BriefCatch 2: Scores

Reader Engagement

This global measure uses regression analysis to combine the four measures below. It reflects everything from the average length of paragraphs to the rate of select vivid verbs.

Concise and Readable

This is a modern take on traditional readability measures like Flesch scores. It looks mostly at word and sentence length and variation, but it also considers wording patterns common in especially readable writing.

Flowing and Cohesive

This measure has the closest links to elite legal, judicial, and journalistic writing. It considers transitions, modifier use, patterns at the ends of sentences, and many other proprietary data points.

Crisp and Punchy

This measure rewards both including punchy words and phrases and avoiding wordy or cumbersome ones.

Clear and Direct

This is the best measure of whether a document uses accessible language while avoiding jargon and legalese. It does not “count off,” however, for legal or industry-specific terms.

Advanced Reports

Create a revamped Report that number-crunches strengths, weaknesses, and overused words. The Report identifies your style strengths and tips you off to unconscious patterns and habits so you can have even more control of your writing.

Readability Feedback

Give you comparative feedback on the average length of words and sentences and on the rate of passive-voice sentences.

Strengths and Room to Improve

Points out a document’s relative strengths so you can capitalize on them. Also highlights weaknesses so you can maximize your editing time and chart your progress.

Wording Patterns

Lets you know if you might be using select “crutch” words or phrases much more often than most lawyers or judges do.

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See BriefCatch 2 in Action

Watch BriefCatch 2 in action! The user-focused video below highlights the features and benefits in BriefCatch 2.

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Smarter Suggestions

We are so grateful to our BriefCatch users, who tell us how much they appreciate the product’s “instant editing feedback and choices,” “the time it saves,” and “the writing intelligence” it shares.

In turn, we’ve implemented hundreds of their requests for new features, new functions, and new edits in BriefCatch 2.

Smarter Suggestions

We are so grateful to our BriefCatch users, who tell us how much they appreciate the product’s “instant editing feedback and choices,” “the time it saves,” and “the writing intelligence” it shares.

Enrich Your Style

  • Active-voice edits
  • Checks for commonly confused words
  • Checks for strident or pandering tone
  • Legalese and jargon suggestions
  • Flow suggestions
  • Punchiness suggestions
  • Conciseness suggestions
  • Usage suggestions

Find and Fix More Glitches

  • Checks for defined terms, acronyms, and abbreviations
  • Improved citation checks, including state abbreviations
  • Checks for punctuation consistency, including Oxford comma consistency
  • Checks for consistency in terms
  • Checks for headings and subheadings
  • Check for patent numbers
  • An enhanced check for consistent spacing after periods
  • Checks for proper italicization of foreign terms

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BriefCatch 2 FAQs

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Annual BriefCatch 2 licenses, which include electronic access to Ross’s Attorney Toolkit and other resources, run $299 a year.