Re: Proofreading your own material

Subject: Re: Proofreading your own material
From: "Meryl R. Cohen" <merylster -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Rick Quatro <rick -at- rickquatro -dot- com>, techwr-l List <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2015 10:33:24 -0500

"Fired for proofreading your own material"!?

Why, and would they know anyway?

Meryl

On Saturday, February 14, 2015, Rick Quatro <rick -at- rickquatro -dot- com> wrote:

> This may be a good idea for amateur writers responding in comments, but
> dangerous for professionals. I have worked at places where you will get
> fired for proofreading your own material. On another note, replying to
> idiots is usually fruitless, regardless of how good your spelling is.
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> Rick Quatro
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> Newly discovered (or rediscovered) proofing technique may be of aid to lone
> tech writers.
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> My wife has recently become a prolific contributer to a couple of amateur
> science blogs. She has noticed that in the heat of responding to
> idiots////// people with whom she disagrees she can make errors. The most
> difficult kind is typing one valid word where a different one was intended.
> Recently she wrote "leave" instead of "live".
>
> She's found a proofreading technique that I'd never considered. She copies
> and pastes her material into LibreOffice and changes the font size! The
> bigger size is easier to read and moreover it now looks like something
> written by someone else!
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References:
Proofreading your own material: From: Peter Neilson
RE: Proofreading your own material: From: Rick Quatro

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