Re: Riting Erors

Subject: Re: Riting Erors
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- progeny -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2001 15:23:16 -0800

"Roger L. Boyell" wrote:
> One would hope that technical writers observe conventional English spelling, punctuation, and word choice. This List continually provides counterexamples.

Yes, people make typos. So what?

Probably, I make more than my share. And I admit that I wince when I
see them. But I don't worry about them for more than a few seconds.
I save my conscientious proofreading for serious work, not casual

I'm sure that my attitude is deplorable, but somehow I doubt that a
few slips of my finger are making a major contribution to the
decline of western civilization.

Bruce Byfield, Progeny Linux Systems
Contributing Editor, Maximum Linux
604.421.7177 bbyfield -at- progeny -dot- com

"'Do you know medicine? Chemistry? A little biology perhaps?'

"'My education was a little too expensive for that, I'm afraid.'"

- John Le Carre, "The Constant Gardener"

Develop HTML-Based Help with Macromedia Dreamweaver 4 ($100 STC Discount)
**WEST COAST LOCATIONS** San Jose (Mar 1-2), San Francisco (Apr 16-17) or 800-646-9989.

Sponsored by DigiPub Solutions Corp, producers of PDF 2001
Conference East, June 4-5, Baltimore/Washington D.C. area. or toll-free 877/278-2131.

You are currently subscribed to techwr-l as: archive -at- raycomm -dot- com
To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-techwr-l-obscured -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Send administrative questions to ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com -dot- Visit for more resources and info.

Previous by Author: Re: question - spelling
Next by Author: Re: Riting Erors
Previous by Thread: Riting Erors
Next by Thread: Re: Riting Erors

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads