RE: Slightly off-topic but, I hope, not unwelcome

Subject: RE: Slightly off-topic but, I hope, not unwelcome
From: John Posada <JPosada -at- book -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2003 12:16:20 -0400

Beth...I rarely get the use of an editor. However, if I used one, I know
what would bug me, and it is the same problem as you describe:

The editor needs to know what is within his/er scope and not stick their
nose in areas of the documentation that isn't his or her business.

Example...I had a deliverable that while not subject to an editor's
inspection, was looked at by the editor of another group (without my knowing
or approval). One of his suggestions was that he didn't like the formatting
and arrangement of the tables (and I use many tables).

In my opinion, subjective opinions are not the responsibility of an editor.
Typo; Yes. Opinion about a news ticker; No

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer
jposada -at- book -dot- com
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"When you only have two minutes to do
something that takes three, wait until you have three"

-----Original Message-----
From: Beth Brooks [mailto:beth -dot- brooks -at- cox -dot- net]
Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2003 12:09 PM
Subject: Slightly off-topic but, I hope, not unwelcome


If you are an editor or have had the fortune (mis- or good) to work with
one, what have you determined to be the qualities of a good editor? A
poor one? Also, are there any editing related "quirks" that you may have

For instance, as an editor, I find it difficult to read my local
newspaper without the judicious use of painkillers and must take the
precaution of locking up all my pens beforehand. I find the news tickers
along the bottom of the screen on many news programs to be

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