acceptable error rates

Subject: acceptable error rates
From: "Tony G. Rocco" <trocco -at- NAVIS -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 1996 15:02:54 -0800

I don't think there is a standard "acceptable" rate of typos. Certainly
spelling mistakes should be very rare, in this age of spell checkers. As a
big fan of dedicated technical editors, I would think most documents should
have very fews errors of any kind if they are bein properly reviewed.

- tgr

>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?


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


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

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