John R Levine
johnl at taugh.com
Sat Oct 7 18:45:12 PDT 2017
On Sun, 8 Oct 2017, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
>> Could author take the editor's advice rather than arguing about nits?
> Generally, yes, and I rarely have a quarrel with the RFC Editor's editing.
> But guidance at an earlier stage might be very useful for many of our
> authors, and something freely available on the web would be better than
> something behind a paywall. In any case, CMOS is far too long for most
> people to use as a quick reference.
That's why we have copy editors, so authors don't have to worry about
style nits. Perhaps the author could just take the editor's advice.
I suspect I've dealt with at least as many copy editors as anyone else
here, and that's what I always do.
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