Good tool- press draft

When writing a very long piece it’s often sensible to press draft and come back when the meaning of the words on the page isn’t fresh in the mind. Because while the concepts behind the article are still fresh it will obscuring the fact that while what you say is clear, some of the syntax may be disjointed. In the past I have boggled at a proffessional writer’s claims to be able to self edit, given that as the writer your view of the clarity of a piece is always going to be obscured by the fact you know what it’s supposed to mean.

To use a computing analogy, you can’t run prose through make, to see if it compiles.

In other news I’ve been getting experience of the perl scripting language, whilst developing quite an important website.


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