Re: Geez, I take a break to get another glass of red wine...

Subject: Re: Geez, I take a break to get another glass of red wine...
From: wordsync -at- swbell -dot- net
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 23:22:36 -0700

Karen E. Black wrote:

"OK, my question: my boss (not a pubs manager -- the Customer Relationship
director) has revised the section of the document that I contributed, and
she has changed all my active sentence constructions to passive. This must
have been a lot of work, but it doesn't match the style of the rest of the
document (at least 3 other contributors). How can I cure her passivity?
She IS my boss, but I AM the writer."

My suggestion would be to simply point it out to her. She may not have
even realized that she was adding a different voice. I've found, in my
experience as an editor, that _most_ people are agreeable when you explain
the problem with their edits. However, there are some...

Good luck--I hope your boss will be agreeable to staying in the active
voice.

Pat Glass
wordsync -at- swbell -dot- net
"WordSync--bring words and ideas together"

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