RE: What to look for in a technical editor

Subject: RE: What to look for in a technical editor
From: "Karen Zorn" <klzorn -at- zorntech -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 17:05:59 -0700

<snip>As Guy said, if you're over 30, chances are you learned grammar in
I'm 33, so I caught the tail end of that "3 R's" era. But many didn't
and </snip>

Add to the 3Rs argument the neutralizing of textbooks in the United
States. Remove concepts, words, and factual history of the small chance
that some one, some where may be offended, have their feelings hurt, and
take legal action against the publisher.

You can no longer describe a person as skinny, boney, fat, any color at
all. A history book studying the Industrial Revolution can not mention
that almost exclusively women wove fabric in the cottage industries.
Although historical accurate, it may show signs of gender bias. Whew!

Even though Jay Leno's "Jay Walking" segment is exaggerated, it is scary
to see what these young folks do not know or can not reason. Who knows
when the War of 1812 was fought? Bonus points for the country.

Karen L. Zorn
Zorn Technologies, Inc.


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