RE: Flashpoint of the week: editors and writers egos? (Take II)

Subject: RE: Flashpoint of the week: editors and writers egos? (Take II)
From: "MacLemale, Laura \(English & Philosophy\)" <lmaclemale -at- monroecc -dot- edu>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 16:24:02 -0500


To build on Bruce's response about "red ink phobia," this may indeed be true. Recently I started teaching Prof. Comm. at a local college, and the students were fearing the red ink already on the first day of class.

BTW, I use purple ink for the same reasons others use green; it's visible and appealing to the eye. The students have responded fairly well to that, at least so far, but we're only halfway through the current semester...

Laura MacLemale
Adjunct Instructor/Technical Writer
lmaclemale -at- monroecc -dot- edu


From: bounce-techwr-l-152682 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com on behalf of Bruce Byfield
Sent: Mon 3/15/2004 2:52 PM
Cc: TECHWR-L; Dick Margulis
Subject: Re: Flashpoint of the week: editors and writers egos? (Take II)

Quoting Geoff Hart <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca>:

> This varies greatly among authors; in my experience, the only ones who
> have any difficulty with red ink are prima donnas who have problems
> with the editing process as a whole.

Bruce wrote: "I've never been a school teacher, but I have been a university instructor,
which is not that different..." <snip>


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