Re: dealing with inflated ego

Subject: Re: dealing with inflated ego
From: Chris Morton <chris -at- isntthatwrite -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:24:20 -0400

This is not a grammar issue but rather a style matter. There is a big
difference.

House style trumps all others, the key being consistency.

See chapter two of *The Subversive Copy Editor*. (And a link for goodwill: h
ttp://www.subversivecopyeditor.com/)

Chris Morton
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On Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 3:04 PM, Emoto <emoto1 -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 18, 2018, 2:50 PM John G <john -at- garisons -dot- com> wrote:
>
> > So how do you handle this kind of control-freak meddling?
> >
> > Start dissecting the comments in his code ... if there are any.
> >
>
> Ha!
>
> I would simply tell it like it is. While he is correct that bullet points
> are often done as he suggests, you do it with periods because...
>
> You can have many reasons.
>
> I like "more grammatically correct". You can go on about how you are trying
> to gradually improve the documents with small improvements much like he
> probably looks for efficiency in his code.
>
> If there is some kind of corporate mandate that you follow stylebook x,
> then you can say that you are simply following requirements.
>
> You can also say "I can get rid of those periods if you want. You're the
> boss. But, if someone comes along and questions it, I don't have anything
> to defend the action. Your call."
>
> >
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