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From Marcus <marcus.m...@wtnet.de>
Subject Re: Error on your web site
Date Sun, 02 Apr 2017 21:25:41 GMT
Am 30.03.2017 um 00:39 schrieb tolleson@dltolleson.com:
> I'll try to to explain myself better.  It is a recommendation to further
> change the same sentence.
>
> This first part is fine...
> "Write new or improve existing documentation"
>
> But this second part doesn't make sense in English...
> "...also with technical topics"
>
> Here are two options to fix it (pick whichever one is correct):
>
> Option 1:
> "*Using technical topics, write new or improve existing documentation*"
>
> (This means a person will look at technical things in order to write what
> is needed)
>
> *OR*
>
> Option 2:
> "*Write new or improve existing documentation and about technical topics*"
>
> (In English usage, a person can write technical topics, but it more
> acceptable to say that a person writes ABOUT technical topics. So, option 2
> above means a person will write or improve documentation and will also
> write ABOUT things that are technical.)
>
> I hope that is easier to understand. If you have any questions, feel free
> to ask. I am a writer.

thanks for your corrections. I've changed the text.

Marcus



> On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 4:45 PM, Marcus <marcus.mail@wtnet.de> wrote:
>
>> Am 29.03.2017 um 20:58 schrieb tolleson@dltolleson.com:
>>
>>> Thanks for letting me know.
>>>
>>> I would point out, [...]
>>>
>>
>> I'm confused. Is this just a further comment on the sentence in question?
>> Or do you want to suggest a further change? If the later one, then I've not
>> understood what you want to express.
>>
>> Maybe t's because I'm not a native speaker. ;-)
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Marcus
>>
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 12:55 PM,
>>> ​> wrote:
>>>
>>>     Am 29.03.2017 um 16:24 schrieb tolleson@dltolleson.com
>>>     <mailto:tolleson@dltolleson.com>:
>>>
>>>         Just wanted to bring your attention an error on the OpenOffice
>>>         web site.
>>>
>>>         The error is on this page...
>>>
>>> ​​
>>> ​​
>>> https://openoffice.apache.org/get-involved.html
>>>         <https://openoffice.apache.org/get-involved.html>
>>>
>>>         The error is under the heading, "A multidisciplinary open source
>>>         project"
>>>         and is the second item in the list of people that your
>>>         organization is
>>>         looking for.
>>>
>>>         The text at issue now reads...
>>>         • Write or existing documentation, also with technical topics
>>>
>>>         I would suggest using one of the following...
>>>
>>>         • Write on existing documentation and technical topics
>>>         Or
>>>         • Rewrite existing documentation and technical topics
>>>
>>>         Or my personal favorite...
>>>         • Improve existing documentation and technical topics
>>>
>>>         You guys have a great product and I hope this helps in a small
>>> way,
>>>
>>>
>>>     thanks for your hint. To keep the change minimal I've changed it in
>>>     the following way:
>>>
>>>     "Write new or improve existing documentation, also with technical
>>>     topics"
>>>
>>>     Marcus


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