Re: TECHWR-L Digest, Vol 36, Issue 1

Subject: Re: TECHWR-L Digest, Vol 36, Issue 1
From: wsfn <WSFN -at- rocketmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2008 12:42:19 -0700 (PDT)

Craig and all;

I once had an editing professor who explained that editing is like prepareing for tea with the Queen. You can never be too dressed up or prepared but eventually you'll annoy her by being late.

I keep that in mind when I decide if I can afford one more pass of the document before sending it back.


> Message: 3
> Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 08:42:20 -0400
> From: "Cardimon, Craig"
> <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
> Subject: "Good enough"
> To: "Techwr-l"
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> I just read a fascinating piece from the January 2004
> Intercom called
> "Coping with Wordslaughter and the 'Good
> Enough' Syndrome."
> I had an encounter with "good enough" yesterday.
> I proofread a small
> procedure no one is going to read!
> That's right. No one is going to read it, but it had to
> be included in a
> system we were shipping out.
> Also, I got to be the test subject for the procedure.
> The procedure was a little rough around the edges, but
> anyone could read
> it and follow it.
> Support wanted it off their collective desk, so I said it
> was "good
> enough," even though it could have used some polish.
> My question for you folks is, how do you all cope with
> "good enough,"
> and how often does it show up?
> -- Craig


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