RE: Snow blindness; was, RE: "Good enough"

Subject: RE: Snow blindness; was, RE: "Good enough"
From: "Sarah Blake" <Sarah -dot- Blake -at- microfocus -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2008 17:48:20 +0100

I find that sending the final version off to be irrevocably published is
a guaranteed way to discover all the remaining errors.

There's gotta be a way to make Murphy's Law work for us, surely?

Sarah Blake
Senior Technical Author
Micro Focus

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> Subject: RE: Snow blindness; was, RE: "Good enough"
> From: "Leonard C. Porrello" <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com>
> Subject: Snow blindness; was, RE: "Good enough"
> I collaborate on marketing writing with the marketing guy in my
> We use an iterative approach and handoff frequently. Usually, I'll
> at the same document three or four times. And when we iterate quickly
> (>3 iterations in a day), by the time I get to what is suppose to be a
> final pass, I am pretty much snow blind. That is, I often read what I
> think should be there rather than what is actually on the page. If I
> walk away from a text for a couple of days, I can see it clearly
> What do you do to mitigate snow blindness? Do you know of any
> to shorten cycle times?
> Thanks in advance.
> Leonard

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