RE: Ethics in Technical Writing

Subject: RE: Ethics in Technical Writing
From: "Wright, Lynne" <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- Kronos -dot- com>
To: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 2 May 2017 13:38:38 +0000

I found this whole ethics thing to be an odd tangent too.

Trying to produce the best possible work and taking responsibility if you screw up is just being professional. I don't see it as an ethical triumph; its just the baseline standard for any professional-level job.

If the original poster didn't see any syntaxical ambiguity in the problematic text that they posted, it doesn't imply a lapse in ethics -- it just means that they didn't see it.... and/or they realized that the sentence needed clarification, which is why they posted their question in the first place. Either way, to use their (grammatical) question as a springboard for a discussion on the lack of ethical rigour seems a little misplaced.

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Subject: Re: Ethics in Technical Writing

I'd verify whether the phrase was verbatim or some random jargon the original poster made up before questioning their professional competence or ethics.

Absent that information, discussing ethics as if it were relevant to the post seems rude to me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQFKtI6gn9Y

On Mon, May 1, 2017 at 12:42 PM, Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net> wrote:
> Iâm not discussing the âphrase in question,â Iâm discussing the
> ethical principle that the discussion about the phrase raised. Perhaps
> you do not value ethics in technical writing. Your statement about the
> phrase being âan actual quote or just some random jargon,â underscores
> the need of technical writing ethics. ...
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Re: Ethics in Technical Writing: From: Lauren
Re: Ethics in Technical Writing: From: Robert Lauriston

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