Re: Report Report Report

Subject: Re: Report Report Report
From: "D. Michael McIntyre" <michael -dot- mcintyre -at- rosegardenmusic -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2007 11:09:36 -0500

On Monday 05 February 2007 10:48 am, Nancy Allison wrote:
> There are five types of pie-baking reports:
> ---Apple Pie
> ---Cinnamon Streudel
> etc., etc.
> Or should I stick with the strictly accurate

Personally, I think I'd make that choice depending on my expected audience.
Thinking about reports makes me reflect back on my dealings with the banker
who got my mortgage through, and to the accountant at my last job. They were
both wonders with numbers, but everything about their use of language was,
well, shockingly terrible. If I were writing for somebody like that, I think
I'd want to keep everything as strictly literal and as simple as possible.


D. Michael McIntyre

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