RE: The 'user' in User Manual

Subject: RE: The 'user' in User Manual
From: "Al Geist" <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
To: "'Gene Kim-Eng'" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>, "'Susan W. Gallagher'" <sgallagher5 -at- cox -dot- net>, "'Techwr-l'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2007 14:57:35 -0500

From: "Susan W. Gallagher" <sgallagher5 -at- cox -dot- net>

> If I am interviewing writers and a candidate cannot tell me what an
imperative sentence is, what passive voice is, or why diectic
> pronouns require clear anticedents, they don't get hired. Period.

I personally don't care if they know what an imperative sentence or a
diectic pronoun is, so I probably wouldn't work for you. I've worked with
and hired writers who have had very little formal English training and were
far better than the ones I've worked with or hired that could recite the
rule of the language. I'm entering my 38th year writing for a living. I've
been published in national magazines, wrote books that are on library
shelves and won awards for my video productions, and I still don't know what
a diectic pronoun means or why they require clear antecedents.



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