(Fwd) Proofreading

Subject: (Fwd) Proofreading
From: "T. Mazza" <tmazz -at- KODIAK -dot- ADAMS -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 1997 08:49:37 -0500

--- 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>
Subject: Proofreading
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 =

set out.

Chris
______________________________

Next time I'll just send my resume out to China to be proofread. It will save
me time and money. Yah...

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

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