Professional Correspondence to a Techie

Subject: Professional Correspondence to a Techie
From: d r <writeagain -at- JUNO -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 1997 17:56:30 EST

I need your help. There is a Technical Editor who is the top in his
field. I want to write him a letter praising his work (which I truly
think is excellent) and asking him if he might afford me some time to
discuss some matters with me and perhaps consider the role of consultant
to my future publication.

I don't want to send a flowery letter but one that is to the point and
also compliments him, but I think that Techie's compliments differ from
other editors so I don't want to say the wrong thing or use the wrong
lingo. Nor do I want to make it seem like I am using techie language just
to impress him (which I probably would have to do if not for this
listserv) :-).

Any suggestions? Heck, you can write the letter for me if you wish. <g>

writeagain -at- juno -dot- com

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