Re: Writers' Wish List

Subject: Re: Writers' Wish List
From: Sella Rush <SellaR -at- APPTECHSYS -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 17 Feb 1997 13:48:05 -0800

OK, this is just me and I'm pretty easy to work with...

I want a collegue. I want someone who will look at my
writing--structure, grammar, overall effectiveness--and provide
suggestions. This someone should be able to back up what they're
saying, just as I hope I can.

I don't want someone whose comments on word choices or writing style are
based on personal preference. I don't want comments backed up by "it
just sounds better this way."

I DON'T want someone who sees every suggestion as a power struggle, or
who cares just a little too much about the placement of a comma. I
don't want someone who gets obvious pleasure out of spotting other
people's mistakes.

I do want someone who complements my abilities. I've developed some
good editing skills, but I don't really enjoy (i.e., don't take care as
much as I should with) the nitty gritty, 5th-time-around grammar check.
I do want someone who cares about the overall product, who gives me a
measure of respect and demands the same in return. Personally, I'd like
to work with someone who also takes the initiative to learn new
things--ideas, software, techniques--and is interested in being a little
experimental, a little better than above average.

He/she maybe even shares with me delusions of grandeur that have nothing
to do with the lottery.

Sella Rush
Applied Technical Systems, Inc. (ATS)
Bremerton, Washington USA
Developers of the CCM Database

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