Re: Tippecanoe and Typoes, Too

Subject: Re: Tippecanoe and Typoes, Too
From: Robert Plamondon <robert -at- PLAMONDON -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 1997 17:25:25 PST

Stephen Victor writes:

> Many writers (in my experience, most writers)
>don't have the luxury of proofreaders and copyeditors. We're expected to
>do these things ourselves, making us in effect one-person publishing
>houses. The hiring managers who look for errors in resumes know that
>their writers will be expected to handle their own proofreading, and
>they use such errors (fairly or unfairly) as indicators of future

>Sorry for the snippy tone, but I have high standards for my profession.

Me, too. One of my professions is that of a manager. I think that
expecting writers to do their own proofreading is a truly asinine
management requirement. Self-proofing is ineffective, slow, and
stressful on the writers. Any manager who is halfway competent can
come up with an alternative that increases both production and quality,
while reducing stress.

-- Robert
Robert Plamondon, High-Tech Technical Writing, Inc.
36475 Norton Creek Road * Blodgett * Oregon * 97326
robert -at- plamondon -dot- com * (541) 453-5841 * Fax: (541) 453-4139

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