Professionalism on lists

Subject: Professionalism on lists
From: "Dana Worley" <dana -at- campbellsci -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2005 13:37:01 -0600

--- Claire Conant <Claire -dot- Conant -at- Digeo -dot- com> wrote:

> For me, everything I write should be an example of my skill as a
> technical writer and editor.

--- Brian Gordon <elasticsoul2003 -at- yahoo -dot- ca> wrote:

> I suspect some writers don't spell-check, grammar-check, etc messages
> that go to this list. Is it a big deal? To you and John, yes. To
> others, perhaps not. Does one 'side' have to be 'right?'


Maybe you don't necessarily judge a person by their written skills on
a list, but you should take note that *many* of us do. I rarely weigh
in on this list's discussions (unless I can answer a question
regarding on-line help). However, I do read, and I do notice that
some people come across as accomplished, professional writers
and some people... well .... don't.

You're correct in observing that it's not a one side's right/one side's
wrong issue. Obviously, it's up to individuals to determine in which
light they would like to be viewed. But really, as professionals I
suspect it is prudent for each of us to put our best foot forward.

Dana W.


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