Re: Disagreeing with house styles
-----Original Message----- From: Julie Stickler On Thu, Jan 5, 2012 at 5:27 AM, Sion Lane <slane -at- ubq -dot- thrupoint -dot- net> wrote: HOWEVER... maybe you could put something into the metadata of your documents, to the effect that "Certain choices of terminology, spelling and usage in this document are the result of adherence to a mandated style guide, and do not necessarily reflect the sensibilities or competence of the writer(s)." For customers or others, it's just another of many, many disclaimer-things they'll ignore - probably won't even see, especially if you don't let it transfer from the source to the PDF format. But at future employment interviews, when you hand over your samples for examination by a potential employer, you can point out that hidden disclaimer to indicate that you did indeed already know that certain aspects of your docs are... er... quaint, but were beyond your control. It beats back-pedalling and making excuses after somebody calls you on the peculiarities. And it beats being silently discarded as a contender, never knowing that that's what lost you your shot and never having a chance to reply.
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