Re: Making it readable from the start

Subject: Re: Making it readable from the start
From: Rosemarie R Gaglione <rgaglion -at- FLUTE -dot- AIX -dot- CALPOLY -dot- EDU>
Date: Tue, 7 Feb 1995 13:00:54 -0800

There are plenty of people whose first language is English who should not be
editing anything! The real issue is not about ESL, but whether or not a
particular individual is qualified to do editing work.

I think that Glen owes some very talented folks an apology.

Rosemarie Gaglione

On Fri, 27 Jan 1995, A. LiLia Santana wrote:

> Glen Accardo wrote the following lines:

> > Have you ever noticed that someone who is not a native speaker of English
> > just doesn't do a very good job of editing sentences? I have. Often.
> > It is a waste of their time and mine if developers spend time chasing
> > grammar errors. They have a tendency to not be very good at it. Tech
> > writers tend to be better at it.

> So, Glen, are you suggesting that people whose first langauge is not English
> should stay away from editing sentences? Although I have a B.A. in
> English and am currently enrolled in the English M.A. Program and
> Technical Communication Program, should I stay away from editing simply
> because my native language is Spanish?

> A. Lilia Santana "When you read a classic, you do
> English Department not see more in the book than
> California Polytechnic State University you did before; you see more in
> San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 you than was there before."

> lsantana -at- oboe -dot- aix -dot- calpoly -dot- edu --Clifton Fadiman

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