Re: The 'user' in User Manual

Subject: Re: The 'user' in User Manual
From: "Jason Lee-Bakke" <jlbdca -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2007 15:04:12 -0500

Deictic pronouns don't require clear antecedents, as opposed to anamorphic,
which do.

I don't think it's necessary for a writer to know all the rules of grammar
and what different parts of speech are called, so long as that writer's
editor does.

On 2/5/07, Al Geist <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com> wrote:

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
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
a diectic pronoun means or why they require clear antecedents.


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RE: The 'user' in User Manual: From: Susan W. Gallagher
Re: The 'user' in User Manual: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: The 'user' in User Manual: From: Al Geist

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