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> Ah, this is always a source of worry for the tech
> writer. Errors are embarrassing on a cover letter for
> the non-tech writer, but it can be a reflection on the
> entire work ethic of the person who is a tech writer.
In addition, many people - writers and non-writers alike - are so
fixated on grammar that they get a kind of glee in pointing out
proofreading errors. They couldn't organize complex information or
express it clearly, but they sure notice a slip of the fingers on
The same thing's true of reviews, of course. Send something out for
a technical reivew, and chances are that you'll get no feedback on
anything except typos.
Not that I'm advocating carelessness. Like it or not, a cover letter
creates a first impression of anybody - not just writers.
One useful way to minimize errors is to have a few carefully
proofread letters in stock, and copy and paste as needed. Even then,
though, you could slip when customzing.
Bruce Byfield 317.833.0313 bbyfield -at- progeny -dot- com
Director of Marketing and Communications,
Progeny Linux Systems
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