Re: Reading a draft "for content only"

Subject: Re: Reading a draft "for content only"
From: Herman Holtz <holtz -at- CLARK -dot- NET>
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 1995 14:45:27 -0500

On Thu, 9 Feb 1995, Susan W. Gallagher wrote:

> We don't use the word "below", so we'll change all directions
> from "follow the instructions below to..." to "follow the
> following instructions to..." AAAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHH!!!


Many editors are not writers and not at all creative. I had one like that
some years ago when I was on the staff of a large outfit. She could
identify problems, but did not know how to fix them. So we made a deal:
She would mark up the copy with her queries and comments, and pass it
back to me for repairs.

It worked out very well. Is that a model for anyone?

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Herman Holtz [holtz -at- clark -dot- net]: Marketing Consultant/Proposal Specialist,
Writing & Ghost Writing Services, 35 years experience. Author of 60+
professional/business books, including best-selling How to Succeed as an
Independent Consultant (Wiley). PO Box 1731, Wheaton, MD 20915. Tel:
301-649-2499. Fax: 301-649-5745.


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