Re: "layouting," ugh.

Subject: Re: "layouting," ugh.
From: "Elisa R. Sawyer" <elisawyer -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 1 Apr 2018 11:22:15 -0700

Thanks for this. I did look around for the word online and did not come
across the fact of its archaic use. Perhaps it is still in use in some
geographic regions where English is a strong second language.

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 and outdated jargon that will give the reader the impression that your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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