SIGIA-L Mail Archives: [Sigia-l] long copy vs short copy
[Sigia-l] long copy vs short copy
> From: Eric Scheid
> > Does that mean if the "best possible copy" is short, it should be
> > lengthened for no other purposes than to make it longer? I doubt it.
> Depends on how you define "best possible copy" - if you define it as
> well written, internally consistent, void of grammatical errors,
> avoiding jargon, consistent voice, and so on; then it is possible to
> write something which is "best possible copy" which happens to be
> short, and also "best possible copy" which happens to be long. The
> long copy there would trump the short copy.
Given a short best possible copy, are you suggesting that one should
rewrite it to make it longer?
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