Re: Breaking into the tech writing job market

Subject: Re: Breaking into the tech writing job market
From: Elizabeth J Allen <eja -at- samurai -dot- com>
To: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2006 22:09:41 -0400

I ran MS Word's spell checker and found out that my document is currently at an 8th grade level. I'm documenting semiconductors and I *know* a 12-year-old cannot comprehend it.

Perhaps folks are confusing "6th-grade level" and "cognitive abilities of a 12-year-old". Many adults read at a lower grade level, but that doesn't mean that their cognitive abilities are equivalent to a 12-year-old's.

Elizabeth J. Allen
Samurai Consulting Inc.
eja -at- samurai -dot- com

On 9-Aug-06, at 10:18 AM, Dan Goldstein wrote:

I'm looking at my draft of a device specification for a medical device
that aids doctors in detecting early-stage lung cancer. The text is
clear and concise. The layout is easy on the eyes. There are no
grammatical errors. And I don't think your 12-year-old can comprehend


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