Re: Reading and Editing

Subject: Re: Reading and Editing
From: CC <texchanchan -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 15:35:59 -0700 (PDT)

> When reading text ... I "hear" a
> narrator reading the words.

Exactly the opposite. When I listen to people talk, I
see it typeset. This goes back to at least 1963, the
year after I learned to read, because I remember
thinking about this phenomenon while riding in a car
my parents traded in that year. This is probably
related to synesthesia, the ability to see sounds as
colors and shapes.

What a surprise. The world is full of people who read
differently than I do. Evidently they are the
majority, and I never knew they existed (sorry,
guys!). I've never considered this stylistic
difference before, but I will now. It doesn't take
long to subvocalize or read aloud a paragraph; I don't
see reading all 600 pages aloud, but key points, yes.

C. Crowley

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