Re: What to look for in a technical editor

Subject: Re: What to look for in a technical editor
From: Chris <cud -at- telecable -dot- es>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 10:12:53 +0200

Hear here! This is the type of editor I have *always* been lucky enough to work with. Only once did I have to turn down a position because I thought the situation would be different (not exactly because of the editors, but because of departmental philosophy - another flamable thread). Indeed, Janice is the type of editor I would enjoy (or have enjoyed?) working with.

As for those who say that this forces the writer to read through markup that might not be relevant, I would be willing to bet cash that the number of marked changes that make the document better for the reader far outweigh possible markup that would affect content negatively.

Finally, I don't know what kind of editors you people have been dealing with, but the changes I recommend rarely could affect the technical content one way or another! I have a feeling that some of these comments are made because people have been dealing with incompetent editors, not just non-technical ones.

-- Janice

Chris Despopoulos, maker of CudSpan Freeware...
Plugins to Enhance FrameMaker & FrameMaker+SGML
cud -at- telecable -dot- es


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