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Subject:RE: What not to write when you have no content From:"Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com> To:<techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Wed, 16 Aug 2006 16:20:52 -0400
It doesn't sound as if it was intended as anything other than serious (if a
bit "insensitive," as the article states). And of course the first graf in
the article made it sound a bit more horrible than it actually was, as the
latter part of the article reveals.
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> Subject: What not to write when you have no content
> I saw an article on the Web and could not believe my
> eyes until I went to the alleged source. I found this:
> In the past, I've seen instances of writers using
> greeking or other forms of meaningless content to bulk
> out draft documents, in order to get a more accurate
> page count for the final, or to get page breaks set in
> advance. Sometimes, people forget to comb out their
> spurious content - I think that is what we have here.
> This highlights the need for outside reviews and for
> writers to not try to edit their own work.
> Keith Hood
> Senior (only) tech writer
> ACS, Inc.
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