RE: [RMX:NL] Writing vs. Editing

Subject: RE: [RMX:NL] Writing vs. Editing
From: Slager Timothy J <Timothy -dot- Slager -at- dematic -dot- com>
To: "M -dot- Vina-Baltsas -at- mindray -dot- com" <M -dot- Vina-Baltsas -at- mindray -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 21:06:59 +0000

I almost always prefer starting with something provided in writing. If I have to completely re-write, at least I have a starting point for asking questions and I have a better (if not always good) understanding of what the SME thinks is important.
Is it writing or editing? Sometimes it's hard to tell. But I would never discourage someone from giving me their draft. And I always encourage them not to worry about the quality of their writing; just get the main ideas down. This, ironically perhaps, often makes the drafts easier to read.
tims
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Subject: [RMX:NL] Writing vs. Editing
In general, do you find it easier to write user materials or to edit someone else's work?
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Writing vs. Editing: From: M . Vina-Baltsas

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