Re: wording for training materials

Subject: Re: wording for training materials
From: "Samuel Choy" <schoy -at- us -dot- ibm -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2002 10:56:36 -0500


Here's my 2 cents.

I think that it in this instance it is perfectly acceptable to use second
person. So I think the editor was correct. However, I don't think that this
is the issue. I have found that I must choose my battles carefully. I
think, especially for an internal document (which is what the presentation
in question seems to be) minor issues of usage are not worth fighting
about. There is always a chance that *I* could be wrong - so I consider my
editor's markups very carefully before I decide whether or not to argue
with her. If the editor's changes make the document technically in error,
then that is worth fighting over.

I'll admit that I don't know if this opinion is a result of maturity or
burn out ; ) But I do think that it makes for good office relationships
with my fellow writers, editors, and developers.

Samuel Choy

My opinions are my own and not IBMs.

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