Re: Re: Report Report Report

Subject: Re: Re: Report Report Report
From: Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
To: "D. Michael McIntyre" <michael -dot- mcintyre -at- rosegardenmusic -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 05 Feb 2007 10:54:06 -0600 (CST)

Michael wrote:
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.

Yes, this is the reason I hesitate. This doc will be read by brokers, lawyers, accountants, etc. Some will be terrifically literal, and who knows what approach the lawyers will take. I'm thinking that as painful as the repetition is, it lacks ambiguity, and that may be the CYA factor with this audience.


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