Re: Taking active vs. passive voice too far

Subject: Re: Taking active vs. passive voice too far
From: Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>
To: M -dot- Vina-Baltsas -at- mindray -dot- com
Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2013 09:19:59 -0700

Hi Michelle,

To respond to your first question:

On Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 7:45 AM, <M -dot- Vina-Baltsas -at- mindray -dot- com> wrote:

> I'm working with a manual that was primarily written in the passive voice.
> I'm struggling with how far I should go with my edits.
>

Are you familiar with JPL's Levels of Edit? I have to be honest that I
haven't read the entire thing myself. However, I used to work for a company
that defined their levels of edit around JPL's. It also ties in with the
"exhaustive, fast, and cheap -- pick two" analogy.

Some links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levels_of_edit
http://www.technical-expressions.com/learn2edit/levels-of-edit/levels_of_edit.pdf

Hope this helps.

-Tony


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