Re: Level of writing

Subject: Re: Level of writing
From: Peter <pnewman1 -at- home -dot- com>
To: Dick Margulis <margulis -at- mail -dot- fiam -dot- net>
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 15:17:16 -0500

Some of the best examples of technical writing in this style are
Einstein's publications.

Dick Margulis wrote:
> It depends. <g>
> I spend five years doing production work on scholarly journals. The people at the top of their respective fields, doing the most important work, as a rule, wrote eloquently, fluidly, using a respectful but not overly formal tone, addressing the reader in second person when that made sense, using folksy analogies when that helped clarify a point.
> The younger, less secure, less important contributors, as a rule, wrote stilted, passive, third-person, convoluted, impenetrable prose.



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