Re: Writing vs. Editing

Subject: Re: Writing vs. Editing
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:47:47 -0700

If we're talking about SMEs providing content, if they can write
halfway well I'm happy if they want to do the first draft, otherwise
I'd rather have rough notes than have to make sense of bad writing.

On Wed, Sep 24, 2014 at 1:09 PM, Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net> wrote:
> This question really depends on the context of "edit."
>
> I have had people tell me, "We did most of the writing, it just needs to be
> cleaned up," so I assume I will just need to edit a document. When I get the
> document, I see that it needs a rewrite and many workarounds just to conform
> to the standard required of the document. In these cases, it takes me two or
> three times as long to "edit" the document than it would have to write the
> document from scratch.
>
> Editing the work of a bad writer or, worse, a non-writer who thinks they can
> write is cumbersome and tedious. Editing my own work or the work of a good
> writer is no easier or harder than writing, since I use the same skills for
> both.

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References:
Writing vs. Editing: From: M . Vina-Baltsas
Re: Writing vs. Editing: From: Lauren

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