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> MY ISSUE
> How much is the writing style important for average American
The only thing I find difficult is units of measure. My paradigm is
inches and feet. When I come across a metric unit, I have to
mentally convert that and relate it to the system I am familiar with.
One note: The tech-w audience is not comprised of your "Average
Americans". Most of us have admitted that we proofread and
otherwise critique everything that comes across our desks, and we
have read enough material that we are comfortable with alternate
spellings, word usage, etc.
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