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The vagaries of copyeditors who cannot read.

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The vagaries of copyeditors who cannot read.

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ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD
Update: Just described what I'm doing to a coworker. 'I'm now trying to integrate her comments into the extant document, and finding that her comments and the extant document seem to have not yet been properly introduced.'


Why the fuck is it too much to expect that someone whose job description is 'Instructional Designer' might know anything about designing, you know, instructions?

I swear to god, this woman may be the stupidest waste of skin I've dealt with in months.
Example of how stupid this bitch is follows. All of the bold is pretty much cut-and-paste.
The stuff in caps is what I put together; stuff in lowercase is her clever comments.

BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH TEXT DESCRIBING IMAGE THAT IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWS TEXT.
wouldn't it make more sense to have the image that is being describe here be closer to the image?
IMAGE BELOW TEXT


--how the fuck much closer could I get here? I don't want to type OVER the image.

There's another comment in here that 'it'd be nice to have a screenshot of this!'-- immediately above "PLACEHOLDER: INTERFACE NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR SCREENSHOTS" which someone put in there because, NO WAIT, DON'T SAY IT, the interface isn't available for screenshots!

And the galling part is that this illiterate is apparently some sort of actual copy-editing guru of some sort... yet can't even be bothered to read a whole paragraph, let alone the page that paragraph is on. Let alone be arsed to spell the word 'complete' properly. Let alone be arsed to look at what she's supposedly copyediting to see if there are grammatical errors.
There are at least 5 comments in this 100 page document that I'm working on that are completely, incoherently STUPID. I don't even know what she's asking, she's asking it so fucking stupid.

Grr. just_the_ash? I feel your pain, today. Okay, that's off my chest.
  • Been there, done basically all of that drill before, more times than I can count easily.

    I feel your pain. I share your pain.

    But I will never be the source of that pain.
  • stupid as as stupid.... ooooh, donuts...

    ... the interface isn't available for screenshots!

    This is the point when I fell off my chair. *still giggling*

    Oh, been there, done that, and am sure I'll get to do it again....
    I totally grok and empathize, Colubra. And Oscar Wilde would be most delighted by your expressive outrage.

    wouldn't it make more sense to have the image that is being describe here be closer to the image?

    Ah, you've made the simple mistake of assuming she operates on a 3D plane of existence (obviously, that is impossible, as it inherently granted by her "guru" status). Her request is perfectly reasonable if you incorporate interdimensionality into "Instructional Design."

    her comments and the extant document seem to have not yet been properly introduced

    Ah well, some people are old-fashioned about such things. Miss Manners would say that you ought to make the proper introduction for her. I would add that a suitable application of high-end explosives ought to eliminate, in most tidy fashion, any residual awkwardness.

    • Vague misreading: rephrase

      I had written 'text about image' and followed that up with 'image', one return down.
      She wrote into that one return 'wouldn't it be good to put the image right after 'text about image'?'
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