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RE: Anyone Can Write - Just Look At The Job Descriptions
Subject:RE: Anyone Can Write - Just Look At The Job Descriptions From:"Robart, Kay" <Kay -dot- Robart -at- tea -dot- state -dot- tx -dot- us> To:<techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Fri, 24 Jun 2011 10:59:20 -0500
I don't know which is more irritating, the idea that anyone can write or
the idea that it is just about misspellings, wrong words, and broken
sentences (I don't mean anything personal). I had a boss one time who
actually appreciated my skills but always explained my function to
others as "She's the one who makes me dot my i's and cross my t's." Eek!
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Subject: Anyone Can Write - Just Look At The Job Descriptions
There seems to be a common thread about one of the main difficulties
writers have in trying to get other groups to accept that they really
something special with their skills. Most find that other groups think
them with a "well, we all learned to write in first grade, so what?"
Maybe you should read some of the job ads these groups and companies
online or in the email solicitations. Highlight the misspellings, wrong
words, broken sentences, no spacing between words, and such and hang
your cubical wall.
I keep all of the job solicitations in a spreadsheet on my job searches,
I can refer to previous job calls quickly, and decided I should run the
spell checker on it. It was amazing to see all the errors in their
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