typos again!

Subject: typos again!
From: "T. Mazza" <tmazz -at- KODIAK -dot- ADAMS -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 1997 12:09:35 -0500

Robert Plamondon wrote:

What makes you think these are rhetorical questions?

Let me turn this around: If I can write a perfect resume, then I
can write a perfect brochure, and thus no one needs to edit or proofread
my work. If I can write a few perfect pages, one can easily prove by
induction that I can write any number of perfect pages, and thus there
is no reason for proofreaders and copy-editors to exist. Right?

Yet the publishing industry has always assumed that all work (no matter
how short or how long) needs to be edited and proofread. Some of this
work is even more "important" than a resume, yet the writers do not
seem to be able to be pressed into perfection by the weight of their

1. I never claimed that the questions were of a rhetorical nature.

2. You're apparently misunderstanding my point. Let me phrase it this
If your resume is full of typos, grammatical errors, etc., chances are
that the documents you are going to write for me will
mirror your resume. At least I think so. I am not saying
that we don't need proofreaders and editors. In fact, the
larger a document, the greater the likelyhood of it containing

I guess I have too much self respect. I would proofread my (one page) resume
over and over again and make sure it's perfect. I wouldn't send out a resume
with typos, just as I wouldn't go to an interview with mascara smeared on my

Hey, it's great to take the easy way out: "...but nobody's perfect..." whine

Yes, to err is human. But there's err and ERR.

So there we go, ad nausem.

(Knowledge without character is wicked, and character without knowledge is wasteful.)

Theodora Mazza

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