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No, but I did email a place I used to work (that laid me off years
earlier) to tell them there were grammatical errors on their website.
New theme: Let's all see if we can "out pathetic" each other on our
From: Robotti, Anne (Carlin) [mailto:ARobotti -at- CarlinGroup -dot- com]
Sent: Friday, August 18, 2006 8:09 AM
To: Mike Schmidt; Stuart Burnfield; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: Tech writers: our sad lives
> I read my water softener manual just last night... and (I'm almost
> ashamed) circled several mistakes.
Oh, thank God! I was going to write that but I thought it might make me
look pathetic. Mistakes in product manuals drive me batshit! But have
you ever called the comments number in the front of the book to report
the errors? (I'm not telling if I have - you first!)
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