Re: Politeness in editing?

Subject: Re: Politeness in editing?
From: Jo Baer <jbaer -at- mailbox1 -dot- tcfbank -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2001 09:25:53 -0600

OK, I've done two things that a technical writer shouldn't do: I made an
assumption, and I did not express my thoughts clearly enough.

Assumption: That the question of wording, and thus the "sugar-coated" comments,
applied to a relatively small chunk of writing.

Clarification: When I've argued for (or against) a certain word, phrase, paragraph,
etc., and this item appears time after time in a text of any length, I'll write out
my suggestion (with sugar-coating) at the first occurrence, and simply make the
edit for subsequent occurrences.



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