[OWASP-TESTING] Draft 0.6
mark at curphey.com
Thu May 6 06:59:14 EDT 2004
JC, Please don't take anything personally. All contributions wind up getting heaviy edited including (especially) mine so that the docs read with a common voice and have a common depth and style. I know when this is complete we can all look at it and be proud we contributed. Mark
Andrew van der Stock <vanderaj at greebo.net> wrote:
Please don’t take my comments / editing personally – if I could write any language other than English even half as well as you do, I’d be very happy. Please don’t stop contributing – write whenever you can – when I could speak French fluently, the only way I could improve my diction, accent, grammar and vocab was to continue to use it. Unfortunately, I don’t speak to many French speakers here in Australia , so over the last 15 years I’ve lost nearly all of my ability to speak or write French (although I can still understand it okay).
I have friends are actual editors, and I’ve seen the galleys of some pretty famous books (like Feersum Endjinn by Iain Banks), and the typos, spelling mistakes and grammar mistakes are there too. That’s what editors are there for – to make your ideas and prose come to the fore. It is a collaboration of peers to create the best possible work from raw ideas.
I suggest Lyn Dupre’s excellent book for anyone who writes for a living or performs technical editing / QA for others:
(Obviously, she writes for US English, but it works for near dialects such as Australian and British English, too).
From: owasp-testing-admin at lists.sourceforge.net [mailto:owasp-testing-admin at lists.sourceforge.net] On Behalf Of Calderon, Juan Carlos (GE Commercial Finance, NonGE)
Sent: Thursday, 6 May 2004 1:44 AM
To: Mark Curphey; owasp-testing at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: RE: [OWASP-TESTING] Draft 0.6
The white box section looks great!, sadly every moment I realize about my limitations in writing "serious" English, no mater my enthusiasm to contribute.
kudos to Andrew and Mark for this transformation. and thanks overall.
PS don't worry, I'm disappointed about this, but still here to provide my two cents.
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