Re: acceptable error rates

Subject: Re: acceptable error rates
From: Kathy Fisher <kdfisher -at- IX -dot- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 1996 09:18:16 -0700

R Shade wrote:

> Our company is presently developing
> a list of goals for our tech writers. One
> area that they would like to have better defined is the
> industry standard for the acceptable rate of typographical
> errors in a document.

> Can anyone direct me to a source of information which
> might address this issue?

> Thanks

> Russ Shade Technical Communications Specialist
> CorNet International, LTD dobson -at- cornetltd -dot- com
> Stroudsburg, PA, 18038 1-717-420-0800, ext 416

Not offhand, but in the interest of quality, the standard (IMO) should be
that no typos are acceptable. The writer's job is to ensure that the
final product is as perfect as possible.
Kathy Fisher
Technical/Business Writing, Editing, Proposals, Manuals, Desktop

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