Re: TECHWR-L Digest - 27 Feb 1997 to 28 Feb 1997

Subject: Re: TECHWR-L Digest - 27 Feb 1997 to 28 Feb 1997
From: Russ Shade <rshade -at- FAST -dot- NET>
Date: Sun, 2 Mar 1997 01:36:07 -0500

Robert wrote:

>My point, which I must not be making clearly, is that self-proofing doesn't
>work very well. It's very common for someone to go over their own work
>six zillion times, and still not see a typo in the first paragraph.
>The issue is "overfamiliarity." ......

I disagree.

I read the document backwards as part of my final proofing. Spelling errors
and typos are easier to identify. If you're a professional writer, grammar
and
usage errors should not be a problem.


Russ Shade
Technical Writer
Users Incorporated
Valley Forge, PA
rshade -at- fast -dot- net

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