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    Limits to added text

    Discussion in 'The Art of Critique' started by Thanshin, Jun 2, 2010.

    Is there any hard limit on how much should one impose his own style over the reviewed text?

    During a review I've felt inclined to add an entire sentence to a paragraph. I finally removed it and left just a comment about what could be added at that point.

    While reviewing (or translating) a professional work I must avoid adding content, but maybe in the forum anything that may help is welcome.
     
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    Your purpose should not be to rewrite the author's work. But if there is a change you feel is needed, by all means suggest it.

    I have occasionally suggested a sample sentence or two, along with a mention of what I feel it addresses and why.
     

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