Re: Secretary Proofing Manuals?

Subject: Re: Secretary Proofing Manuals?
From: Iggy <iggy_1996dp -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 05:48:03 -0700 (PDT)

Don't be disgruntled. We have a similar process here.
Our senior admin assistant reviews the manuals. But,
seeing as she has no real product knowledge, she acts
more as a grammarian, which is helpful. She's been
catching mistyled words that the spell checker ignores
("if" instead of "it", for example). She also flags
sentences that don't make logical sense.

It helps having a detached individual read the
manuals, as this person is approaching them as a new
user would.

--- TDean -at- envirosys -dot- com wrote:
> I am very upset and insulted because the "uppers"
> insist on the executive
> assistant proofing all of our manuals before they go
> out to our customers.
> In fact, we have to start including her in our style
> meetings as well. Am I
> just being egotistical? Does anyone else have a
> similar scenario?
> The executive assistant doesn't have any control
> over the software so why
> should she have any control over the manuals? They
> are products just as
> well.

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