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

Subject: Re: Slightly off-topic but, I hope, not unwelcome
From: "Laura A Mac Lemale" <lmaclemale -at- paychex -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 09 Apr 2003 13:59:37 -0400


Lyn wrote (in part):

> "...On the downside, I once worked with an editor who felt the need to re-write
> nearly every word (I think they must have gotten a discount on red pens
> bought in bulk..!). Most of the comments were purely stylistic, and many
> contradicted the conventions that had been adopted for the project..." <snip>

Not only does a good editor not contradict existing conventions, but a good
editor can always answer questions about changes made. If you question any
changes, a good editor will have a better answer than "Well, that's how I've
always done it" or "That's how I prefer it," etc. And, further, a good editor
should not have a problem with any questions - a good editor may even anticipate

Laura (purposely avoiding the editorial question of "he/she" vs. "they" with
singular verb forms by repeating "a good editor" throughout this post)

Laura MacLemale
Paychex, Inc.
Rochester, NY, U.S.A.

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

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