RE: Death knell for quality content?

Subject: RE: Death knell for quality content?
From: "Lauren" <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: "'Gene Kim-Eng'" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 13:39:39 -0700


So what makes more sense for a successful online publication? Educate the
readers so that they will prefer quality writing or write for the reader
that wants approachable documentation, even if it does have writing errors?

Personally, I have read articles with errors from writers with poor writing
skills that were still good articles because of the content. Sometimes the
content is a personal account or an opinion, so educated writing is not
necessary. I learned how to make repairs on my truck by reading different
how-to articles from people online that lacked excellent writing skill. I
would never say that those articles were not excellent because they were
very accurate. I learned exactly how long different repairs would take,
what steps were involved, and what problems I would encounter. A lack of
writing skill on the part of the author was not relevant to the quality of
the article, or at least to its value to me.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: techwr-l-bounces+lauren=writeco -dot- net -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+lauren=writeco -dot- net -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> ] On Behalf Of Gene Kim-Eng
> Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2008 1:22 PM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: Death knell for quality content?
> I think it more likely that the site's average reader simply
> lacks the ability to recognize the writing errors.
> Gene Kim-Eng


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