Melissa Proffitt Melissa at
Mon Jun 24 16:25:27 EDT 2002

On Mon, 24 Jun 2002 15:32:52 -0500 (EST), Kyla Tornheim wrote:

>On Mon, 24 Jun 2002, Melissa Proffitt wrote:
>> They seem to enjoy the bubble-gum aspect and are willing to
>> put up with the writing for it.

>See, my main problem isn't with the writing in general (word choices,
>sentence structure), because I get distracted by the incredibly lousy
>punctuation. I mean, there's an editor there who is clearly not doing his
>or her job. Lackey blatantly misuses commas repeatedly, such that I am
>forced to mentally convert them to semicolons. It's dreadful.

I consider all of that part of the writing when it isn't corrected and is
clearly the author's mistake.  It's ALL annoying.  But for my part, I'm more
annoyed by the writing style than the bad punctuation.  Go figure.

Melissa Proffitt
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