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Mark Baker (mbaker -at- omnimark -dot- com) wrote:
>Not by me. If a writer shows me a manual they wrote for another
>what am I looking at? Is it a sample of that company's house style? If
>then it tells me nothing about the writer's style. Is it a sample of
>writer's own style? Then all that proves is that the writer cannot
>house style. And how am I supposed to tell the difference?
If a sample is the writer's own style, all it shows is that you have no
*evidence* that the writer can write to house style.
jim grey \ Documentation Manager
Made2Manage Systems, Inc. \ jgrey -at- made2manage -dot- com