Re: Personal Quality Standards

Subject: Re: Personal Quality Standards
From: "Tony G. Rocco" <trocco -at- NAVIS -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 1996 11:43:05 -0800

Brent Jones is making an irrational conclusion by saying that Anna would
have no personal standards if she doesn't bend over backwards to produce
the best possible manual even though she isn't being paid for it. This is
an absolutist and moralistic position. She made a mistake about how much
time it would take to do a first-rate job with the manual. Live and learn.
She shouldn't now have to eat her mistake and spend endless unpaid hours
just to prove to God and the king that she has high standards. Admit the
mistake, talk to the client, maybe do a short mock up to give the client an
idea of how much better the writing could be, then do what the client wants
to pay for.

I am sure she has enough outstanding work in her portfolio that even if she
ends up taking the easy way out on this one, she'll have plenty of good
writing samples to prove her usual high standards.

Moralists be damned.

- tgr


Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself
until one is amazed at one's luck.
-Iris Murdoch

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