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--- Forwarded mail from Chris Betterton <chrisb -at- CONTEXT -dot- CO -dot- UK>
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 1997 11:37:00 +0000
Reply-To: Chris Betterton <chrisb -at- CONTEXT -dot- CO -dot- UK>
From: Chris Betterton <chrisb -at- CONTEXT -dot- CO -dot- UK>
To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
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 =
Next time I'll just send my resume out to China to be proofread. It will save
me time and money. Yah...
(Knowledge without character is wicked, and character without knowledge is wasteful.)