Re: Question on direct quotes

Subject: Re: Question on direct quotes
From: "Dick Margulis " <margulis -at- mail -dot- fiam -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2002 11:03:45 -0500

Yes, you are justified. That doesn't mean it will go over well with the person reviewing your proposal.

The approach I usually take is to leave the questions untouched and to follow our own company style in our responses. So, for example, if a word is misspelled, or the wrong word is used, or, heaven forfend, they've double-spaced after periods, I don't change that in the original questions. However, I use the correct word, spelled properly, etc., in the response. And I answer the question that was intended rather than the badly formed question that was asked.

If someone else has written our responses, though, and I have to do a general spell check and cleanup, I've been known to use Replace All on some items, and this does result in some corrections. I just try not to be blatant about it. After all, the object is to get the contract, not to insult the person who prepared the RFP.



"Karen E. Black" wrote:

>I think direct quotes apply only to someone's spoken words, as the actress
>said to the bishop on the courthouse steps. You are perfectly justified in
>correcting the text errors from the RFP.
>

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