Proofreading

Subject: Proofreading
From: Chris Betterton <chrisb -at- CONTEXT -dot- CO -dot- UK>
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 1997 11:37:00 +0000

Robert Plamondon wrote:

>Proofreading is not a basic writing skill. It's a specialized skill
>that works best on cold copy. I know a printer who believes
>that the best proofreaders don't even speak the language being
>proofed, because they can avoid being swept up by the content.

This is so true. The company I work for publish legal documents in
electronic form. These are scanned or keyed and then proofread in China, by
non English speakers. One of the reasons for this is cost, but we also find
that these people are superb proofreaders probably for the reasons Robert
set out.

Chris

Chris Betterton
Documentation Writer
Context Limited
email: chrisb -at- context -dot- co -dot- uk
web: www.justis.com

TECHWR-L (Technical Communication) List Information: To send a message
to 2500+ readers, e-mail to TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU -dot- Send commands
to LISTSERV -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU (e.g. HELP or SIGNOFF TECHWR-L).
Search the archives at http://www.documentation.com/ or search and
browse the archives at http://listserv.okstate.edu/archives/techwr-l.html


Previous by Author: Translation
Next by Author: Re: I'm back... and I've got a question...
Previous by Thread: Re: Functionalities vs Functionality
Next by Thread: (Fwd) Writers and Resumes


What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads


Sponsored Ads