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

Subject: Re: A: Yes. Re: Are editors still needed today?
From: Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>
To: yehoshua paul <yehoshua -dot- p -at- technicalwriting -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2016 17:41:26 -0700

Sorry for reviving a dead thread. What was I thinking? Clearly I need an
editor. LOL.

-T

On Sun, Mar 20, 2016 at 5:40 PM, Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca> wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 9:08 AM, yehoshua paul <
> yehoshua -dot- p -at- technicalwriting -dot- com> wrote:
>
>>
>> Sometimes by the way companies avoid the problem of language entirely by
>> not using words. See for example documentation produced by IKEA, Lego, or
>> even computer assembly instructions. It saves a lot of costs to produce
>> documentation this way rather than investing in translators and editors
>> for
>> multiple languages.
>>
>>
> Editors are still required in non text documentation. Comic books have had
> editors at various levels throughout history. An editor provides a
> different oversight than content creation, and their value is far greater
> than just language. I believe editors play a significant part in the
> overall experience, and worthwhile partners to include in innovation
> projects.
>
> -Tony
>
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