Here is an example of editing oneself while writing a plan with the best of intentions, but the internal DO NOT PISS OFF THE CLIENT Editor turns on and gives a different result:
Initial Happy Planner Thoughts:
- Based on the projected population stabilization shown in Figure 29 and the anticipated long-term job losses, the Township should not encourage new residential development, especially new renter-occupied housing during the next five years.The editor wants to soften the language and be less direct. Perhaps this is a question of word choice and writing style, but I tend to prefer the former approach since it is more clear and to the point. On the other hand, the editor wants to sound nice and approachable to the client, hoping for possible future projects.Resulting DO NOT PISS OFF THE CLIENT Editor Text:
- Based on the projected population stabilization shown in Figure 29 and the anticipated long-term job losses, during the short-term, new residential development should be limited.
Is this an issue of integrity or is it about writing style? In answering, assume you don't know the client so well - you scored the project because you were the low bidder.