Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Letter...

I am mortified that any company would send something like this out to its customers or the general public!!! I agree with Samantha in that I am having extreme difficulty simply copyediting, rather than tearing this piece apart and rewriting (something I had alluded to earlier when it came to editing papers). I'm truly frustrated because there are so many basic grammatical mistakes that it seems almost impossible to even distinguish a starting point!

3 comments:

Pat said...

It is a terribly written letter. Please take a look at fig. 1 (p. 26) in Einsohn's book. You may decide that the best thing to do--or the most reasonable anyway--is to cut a good portion of the text and to simplify whatever is left.

a.angello said...

Is this something that would be acceptable to use a medium-heavy copyedit on?

Pat said...

Yes, indeed.