Re: Additions to Technical Communication Skills

Subject: Re: Additions to Technical Communication Skills
From: Ned Bedinger <doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com>
To: Tim Mantyla <TimMantyla -at- nustep -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 01 Nov 2007 10:52:41 -0700

Tim Mantyla wrote:
> Nice additions, all of you!
> Does proofreading include spell-checking? Yes, in my book. But it's only a
> subset of it, since automated spell check dictionaries can be updated to
> include incorrect words, and don't catch incorrect usage when the word is
> spelled correctly. I update mine all the time to include, for example,

Nice point about custom dictionaries for spell checking. I build one for
each project and comb through it often for any wrong entries.

Note that a lot of tech writers think that spellcheck is too darned
pedestrian to include in an inventory of basic or extensive tech writer


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