Re: A: Yes. Re: Are editors still needed today?

Subject: Re: A: Yes. Re: Are editors still needed today?
From: Kathleen MacDowell <kathleen -dot- eamd -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "B.J. Smith" <bjsmith -at- ucar -dot- edu>
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2012 09:22:34 -0500

Super article, BJ. Many thanks!

On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 9:16 AM, B.J. Smith <bjsmith -at- ucar -dot- edu> wrote:
> Your friend may be right in the final sentence - you can get away with poor
> editing only for so long.
>
> I recently came across another take on the importance of writing and
> editing. Yes, it is ancient by some standards (1990), but I found it
> thought-provoking and valuable.
>
> One key sentence: Improving the quality of writing actually improves the
> quality of thought.
>
> I believe that is still true.
>
> Here's a link:
> http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/pub/the-science-of-scientific-writing
>
> B.J.
>
> My opinions do not represent those of my employer or anyone else for that
> matter.
>
> On 6/6/2012 7:41 AM, yehoshua paul wrote:
>>
>> This article was written by a friend of mine who works in marketing. As
>> sad
>> as this is, I tend to agree. When companies end up targeting global
>> audiences the level of English is not that critical. I know that the only
>> person who will notice if I miss a period, or forget to capitalize a word
>> is me. Professional pride, and the need to keep my writing skills prevents
>> me from doing so, but does my target audience really care? I don't think
>> so.
>>
>>
>> http://rebeccarachmany.com/2012/06/8-excellent-reasons-you-dont-need-an-editor/
>>
>> Have a great day,
>> Yehoshua Paul
>> Community contributor and documentation expert
>> http://technicalwriting.com/
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Are editors still needed today?: From: yehoshua paul
A: Yes. Re: Are editors still needed today?: From: B.J. Smith

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