RE: For Limited distribution?? [correction]

Subject: RE: For Limited distribution?? [correction]
From: "technical writing plus" <doc-x -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2007 14:17:46 -0600

Sorry, read 'colen' for what I typed wrong.

-----Original Message-----
Methinks that this is an interesting discussion - as a translator, sometimes
I do stuff for attorneys and sometimes they might want something
stiff-sounding like 'privileged and confidential attorney work product'. For
the users of the documents which have that particular phrase, the meaning is
clear. But to someone who is outside their system, it might not be clear.

Likewise the OP's 'for limited distribution'. Except that the phrase 'for
limited distribution' has also been used to hype the appeal of a product.

To sum it up, I don't know what to say except that the phrase 'for limited
distribution' probably (as it ought to) means a specific thing to those
people in your company who might read it.

The phrase 'not for public consumption' is another that I have become aware
of. In this vein why not just keep on using 'for limited distribution' but
add ...


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