Re: Who's the author?

Subject: Re: Who's the author?
From: Ron Miller <RSMH -at- AOL -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 1995 09:22:03 -0500

>Is the author of a document the person who provides the technical content
>OR is it the person who edits the grammar and does all the formatting?

The person who does the writing is the writer.

At a newspaper, the reporter writes and someone edits the copy, but who gets
the by-line?

A book author writes the text, but it is edited at the publisher, whose name
goes on the cover?

The editor and/or layout person are production personnel. They help polish
and make a great contribution to any publications project, but they are in no
way the writer. I think the dinstinction is obvious and clear.


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