RE: Breaking into the tech writing job market

Subject: RE: Breaking into the tech writing job market
From: "Keith Hansen" <KRH -at- weiland-wfg -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2006 08:50:09 -0500

Elizabeth wrote:

<<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.>>

There are at least a couple possible answers:

1. The 8th graders that Spell Checker knows are smarter than the 8th
graders you know! <grin...>

2. Spell checker looks at each word you use. An 8th grader knows the
meaning of each of those words. However, when you put them all together,
the 8th grader can't comprehend it! <grin...>

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