Before launching a freelancing career as an editor and writer, Alex Bennett spent over a decade in the corporate legal world, first as a corporate paralegal at a major Silicon Valley law from and later as an in-house attorney at a San Francisco–based renewable energy company. As president of Close Focus Editorial, he writes and edits for a broad range of clients in the legal community and beyond. He also enjoys helping his colleagues in the freelancing world come to grips with the legal issues they face. He holds a BA from Cornell University and a JD from American University’s Washington College of Law. He lives near San Diego and can be reached through his website, www.closefocuseditorial.com.