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<Lots of artists create amazing art without formal training. We are not
creating art. We are writing technical documentation. The rules are
I agree. Actually, this was just meant to be a comment on the idea that
someone couldn't compose music without a formal knowledge of music theory.
However, some writers naturally write great technical documentation without
knowing that they're using active voice instead of passive voice (or other
generally-accepted rules). An editor might be able do the same but would
have a limited ability to educate writers so they could improve. However, a
great editor would know the rules and be able to communicate what they are
and how they work.
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