RE: Technical Writing - What's the catch?

Subject: RE: Technical Writing - What's the catch?
From: "Giordano, Connie" <connie -dot- giordano -at- twcable -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2005 14:56:26 -0500

Techwr-L rules clearly state that attacks on another poster's grammar,
spelling, etc., are absolute no-no's. You might have been better off to
respond individually rather than dissing someone publicly on a worldwide
list. I would not be at all surprised if this writer unsubscribes.

-----Original Message-----
From: bounce-techwr-l-175203 -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
[mailto:bounce-techwr-l-175203 -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Lou
Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2005 2:23 AM
Cc: Rahul Prabhakar
Subject: Re: Technical Writing - What's the catch?

On Wed, 30 Mar 2005 13:26:49 +0900, Rahul Prabhakar
<prabhakar -dot- rahul -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

[a romance novel]

Ahem. Tough love time.

Pal, your writing sucks. I'm sorry, I really am, but you need to hear
this. It sucks. Bad. Somewhere in that cloud of perfume is a point
you could've made in two sentences. Digging it out would miss the
larger problem. It's a disaster of bloat and misusage.

Honestly, honestly, honestly, I mean you no malice. Get out. This
ain't for you. You posted 442 words where fifty would do. No editor
will slog through that poppy field, he'll just get someone else. Plus
nearly every sentence contains a misusage -- the kind folks aren't
supposed to notice whilst enraptured by your prose.

No offense. Somebody's gotta say it. You won't even *start* to improve
before falling out of love with your own voice. There may not be time.



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