Re: Developing basic writing courses for a company

Subject: Re: Developing basic writing courses for a company
From: "Mark W. McBride, President" <spcsinc -at- INTERSURF -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 1995 16:59:20 GMT

Did you hear the news? On 27 Oct 1995 13:41:02 -0500, our ether buddy
Julie Deutz <Julie_Deutz -dot- GPS -at- gps -dot- com> spaketh thusly:

:)I'm a senior editor at a mid-sized accounting software company. I'm planning
:)develop a basic writing course for everyone in the company-- from
:)administrative types to salespeople to software engineers and support
:)personnel. My goal is to teach employees to write documentation, letters,
:)e-mails, instructions and policies quickly, clearly and concisely. I want to
:)develop and teach this course because I strongly believe that our company
:)save a lot of time if people said what they meant. I want the training (2-4
:)hours) to include many interactive lessons.

Hi Julie!

If you're at all concerned with readability, flow, sentence rythmn and
word cadence, might I suggest you drop over to our web site and take a
look at the information for Corporate Voice(tm) and Readability(tm)

Both are writing aids that are unique in their analysis of copy; the
shareware version of R+ can be downloaded from the site. They don't
check grammar at all; and grammars checkers don't analyze writing style
the way either of these programs do.

The URL address is in my sig.

Best, Mac
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