Re: Editing comments too harsh?

Subject: Re: Editing comments too harsh?
From: Chuck Beck <cbeck -at- BGNET -dot- BGSU -dot- EDU>
Date: Sat, 7 Sep 1996 12:43:31 -0400

Hi again,

Kate Marventano wrote:
>Also: don't edit everything right on the text. What about putting things
>you're not sure about, or may be questionable on sticky notes? That way the
>writers can discuss it with you if they have a question. Crossing things out
>gives the impression that you're not open to discussion.

I agree with Kate's comments and suggestions, but I'd like to add one more.
If I am allowed to mark directly on the text, I often use a highlighter (or
a couple of highlighters) to mark text I have concerns or questions about.
For example, I might use a green highlighter to mark text I would like to
see recast and a blue one to mark text that is substantively confusing. That
way, I am not crossing out their text, just calling attention to the
passages at issue. It is also not as visually confusing as circling can be
(as one earlier contributor suggested).


cbeck -at- bgnet -dot- bgsu -dot- edu

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