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Hi all. This is my first posting on techwr-l so I'll introduce myself.
I'm Elaine Firestone and work for a contractor as a senior technical editor
at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (Hi Geoff Hart and David Ibbettson
and all my other friends from copyediting-l!).
This post of Karen's led me to come out of lurk mode. BTW, I edit
primarily on hard copy in neon pink ink for all the reasons that someone
else (sorry, I don't remember who posted it) edits in purple. My reasons
for editing hard copy are many:
1. Mistakes "pop up" at me easier on hard copy;
2. It's portable, unlike a computer; and
3. Once the document is typeset (I do that, too) it is easier to see both
editing and typesetting glitches in hard copy.
FWIW. My $0.02.
Elaine R. Firestone, AESE Voice: (301) 286-4553
Senior Technical Editor Fax: (301) 286-1775
Records&Information Manager Net: elaine -at- calval -dot- gsfc -dot- nasa -dot- gov
NASA/GSFC/GSC/Code 970.2 elaine -at- seawifs -dot- gsfc -dot- nasa -dot- gov
Bldg. 28, Rm. W128
Greenbelt, MD 20771 "I'm not trying to change the world...
USA just make it more readable."
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