Re: "layouting," ugh.

Subject: Re: "layouting," ugh.
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2018 11:35:17 -0700

I used to do print stuff and never heard anyone say "layouting" to
mean "laying out" or "doing the layout for." Searching Google Books, I
find few occurrences of "layouting" in any era, and what few
occurrences there are are mostly in the context of software,
mechanical, or architectural design.

On Fri, Mar 30, 2018 at 11:19 AM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:
> "Layouting" is not "new." It has a long history of use in the print
> industry.
>
> Your best argument against using it would probably be that it's obscure and
> outdated jargon that will give the reader the impression that your company
> is mired in the 19th century. You can support this with a Google search that
> will show one or two results for "layouting services" vs dozens for "layout
> services."
>
> Gene Kim-Eng
>
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References:
Re: "layouting," ugh.: From: Lauren
Re: "layouting," ugh.: From: Elisa R. Sawyer
Re: "layouting," ugh.: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: "layouting," ugh.: From: Gene Kim-Eng

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