Saturday, March 7, 2020

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The joys of being edited

Edits by LH and Alfie

When I opened the MS Word file labeled version 1 this morning, I was overjoyed to read my colleagues' edits. The deletions, additions, and rewordings were thoughtful and reasonable that I was moved to say, "Oo nga, ano?" They cut out unnecessary phrases. They improved the flow of the statements. They worked like gardeners tending to a backyard that's been left untended for weeks. It is perhaps this joy of collaboration that makes technical writing enjoyable for me.

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