Re: Nature of writers/editors (Was: Typos of the week!)

Subject: Re: Nature of writers/editors (Was: Typos of the week!)
From: "Laura A Mac Lemale" <lmaclemale -at- paychex -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2001 11:38:09 -0400


The recent comments about the writer's nature to scan all that's readable came at an accurate time. Perhaps others can

Yesterday, I was visiting a bud who was updating some professional job information on the PC. As she worked, I noticed that
"these" was missing the final "e." It was not my work, and I had no business pointing out the typo.

My palms started to sweat, and I had to force myself to focus on the magazine I was reading. Shifting uncontrollably in my
seat, I could not keep my eyes from returning to the offending line of text. Finally, I could stand it no more and was
compelled to comment, "Can I point out one thing?" Luckily, the response was the happy and immediate addition of the missing
letter. My watchful eyes were applauded. All order was restored. :)

Have a great week,

Laura MacLemale
Technical Writer, EDV
Paychex HRS Operations
(716) 336-6515
lmaclemale -at- paychex -dot- com

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this message represent those of the sender and not of Paychex, Inc.

> Ken Jacobs wrote (in part):
> "And how many of us scan each slide of a Powerpoint presentation looking for
> mis-spelled words? Hey, I even proofread billboards. Yeah, I know, it's a
> curse......"



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