RE: Example of a comprehensive sign-off sheet

Subject: RE: Example of a comprehensive sign-off sheet
From: Jim Shaeffer <jims -at- spsi -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 08:27:59 -0500

I think the problem being addressed is that we, all
too frequently, get reviews where the SME did nothing
but correct spelling and grammar, while neglecting
to read the document for technical correctness and
This seems to be a natural human tendency. When my
daughter asks for substantive comments on a school
paper, I have to restrain my tendency to nit pick
(or at least defer it until after I tell her how
brilliant she is).

Jim Shaeffer (jims -at- spsi -dot- com)

> -----Original Message--< snipped >---
> From: Mark L. Levinson [mailto:nosnivel -at- netvision -dot- net -dot- il]
> > * Do not spend time commenting on spelling
> > and grammatical errors. A technical writer
> > will edit the document for these issues.
> I don't understand how a writing department
> can on the one hand find correct spelling and
> grammar too difficult to implement at the draft
> stage, while on the other hand scorning the idea
> that anyone else's help might be useful in ridding
> the document of mistakes.

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