Re: How to deal with incorrect editing

Subject: Re: How to deal with incorrect editing
From: "Mike O." <obie1121 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 10:25:57 -0500

Rachael Lininger wrote:
> I have just started a new job as the technical writer for the
> security department of a bank. I've done tech writing before,
> but as a contractor in a team; now I'm a lone writer.
> The first piece of writing I gave to my manager was changed to
> be ungrammatical. I tried to point this out, but was afraid to push
> very hard. I've since checked my references to make sure I'm right,
> and I am. My version also sounds fine, according to some writing-savvy
> friends -- it isn't a case of really awkward "correctness," and the
> are distractingly wrong. While there are no points of grammar that are
> actually worth my job, if anyone has advice on how to handle this, I'd
> appreciate hearing it.

Say nothing - just add it to your war stories and move on. That will let
them know you are more interested in bank security issues than points of

You will have plenty more PHB anecdotes in the future. Enjoy them - they are
the best comic relief around.

Mike O.



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