RE: "Good enough"

Subject: RE: "Good enough"
From: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
To: "wsfn" <WSFN -at- rocketmail -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2008 09:20:57 -0400

> 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.
> ~Faye

Few will notice a clean window. Many will notice a dirty window but will
refrain from commenting. Everyone will notice and call attention to the
dirty window if it is delivered late.

Same thing with documents. When I tell someone, "I did the best I could
with the time I had. I know you needed it quickly. Here you go." I
usually get a smile of genuine appreciation, especially if I get the
document to the person early. I wait there while the person eyeballs
things, just to make sure they got what they wanted. I never get any

-- Craig

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