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Old 11-21-2020, 02:50 PM   #221
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Having been a professional copy editor for over thirty years, I'm convinced that no one can copy edit their own writing, no matter how wide awake they are.
We (humans) are bad at putting ourselves in the shoes of someone who doesn't know what we know. So if we know what we meant we ignore minor errors like a sentence that doesn't make any sense.
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Old 11-22-2020, 07:22 AM   #222
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We (humans) are bad at putting ourselves in the shoes of someone who doesn't know what we know. So if we know what we meant we ignore minor errors like a sentence that doesn't make any sense.
This is why the person who writes the rules of a boardgame should not be the person who invented it.
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Old 11-23-2020, 11:07 AM   #223
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This is why the person who writes the rules of a boardgame should not be the person who invented it.
Well, the person who invents rules has to be the first to explain them, whether that explanation is done orally or in writing.

I think making things clear is a primary reason for having editors and playtesters. Frankly, it gets me that before Steve Jackson Games or another responsible game company puts out a game or game book, it's typically been thoroughly examined for clarity and accuracy by more than one person. But when I get instructions for an important electronic device, the directions often aren't in recognizable English.
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Old 11-25-2020, 03:24 PM   #224
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*Cries in coulrophobia*

A new book for DF is out. We hates it already, precious, but we're a completionist so we must buys it.
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Old 11-25-2020, 09:49 PM   #225
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A new book for DF is out. We hates it already, precious, but we're a completionist so we must buys it.
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