Re: [Re: Question on direct quotes]

Subject: Re: [Re: Question on direct quotes]
From: Hannah <to -dot- hannah -at- usa -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: 24 Jan 2002 15:14:45 EST

kcronin -at- daleen -dot- com wrote:
> Maybe I'm wrong, but I think Jason (who probably has his own copy of the
> Chicago manual, or something similar - most of us do) was asking what the
> SMART thing to do was, not the CORRECT thing to do. And that's a question
> of context.

aah....i misunderstood. and while yes, most of us on the list have various
resource books, i know i don't always think to look in them.

i think it is balancing the context of the quote (to keep things clear because
regardless of CMofS or any other book, that's the bottom line of a document)
with the audience reception. No, you don't want to tick anyone off, but if
they are going to get ticked off by minor corrections made to keep things
clear you probably have bigger problems. So keep them happy, but not at the
expense of the bottom line.

hannah Bissell
to -dot- hannah -at- usa -dot- net

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