Peter Kent's and Bob Bly's books

Subject: Peter Kent's and Bob Bly's books
From: Judith Broadhurst <jae -at- CONCENTRIC -dot- NET>
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 15:54:48 -0800

(This didn't get through when I sent it last week, apparently, and we've
been without power all of this week, so sorry for the lag time.)

RE: Peter Kent's posting about comments and questions related to his
book on tech writing and Bly's on corporate writing

Discussion groups on the Net can be very strange, sometimes, can't they?
The paranoia and criticism tend to get out of control, alas.

I usually lurk, but feel compelled to defend Peter Kent AND Bob Bly,
having had professional dealings with both during the years I edited and
published Freelance Success newsletter. Both are honorable, thus would
never plagiarize anyone's work, and both know their fields well. Peter's
expertise is tech writing and writing about computers and related
topics; whereas Bob's is corporate communications -- what most of us
call corporate writing or marcomm writing. Sure, there's occasionally
some overlap between those two or some people do some of both, but
they're basically different kinds of writing. Thus the books by both
authors are different, yet both are jam-packed with useful info, thus I
highly recommend that anyone who does freelance writing and editing of
any kind for corporations buy and read both books.

Judith (aka Jae) Broadhurst, Santa Cruz, CA
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