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change to "cough productive of white sputum"?
She reports a productive cough of white sputum. Would you (nm)
Fri Sep 16, 2005 17:30

I wouldn't. why change? (nm)
Fri Sep 16, 2005 17:34

Thanks for your opinion.
Well, because that's what the dictator means. (nm)
Fri Sep 16, 2005 17:41

But, as long as it makes sense as
Fri Sep 16, 2005 17:44

it should be typed as dictated. It is our job to change things only if the meaning is so unclear that it would not be understood.

positive we know what they meant. nmt
Agree. Only change is it does not make any sense and we are (nm
Fri Sep 16, 2005 17:53

Sorry. Only change if it does not make ... (nm)
Fri Sep 16, 2005 17:53

which is part of my job, but thanks for opinions.
I ended up changing to make the sentence structurally sound, (nm
Fri Sep 16, 2005 18:02

Ann Swer
Just wondering why you came for opinions. nm
Fri Sep 16, 2005 18:08


decisions in the end. see message
LOL - Hoping for agreement? Guess we make our own
Fri Sep 16, 2005 18:19

Do like to get a "feel" on how other MTs "think," especially in regard to editing. I'm sure it has a lot to do with how we're individually trained. This is a good forum for that, I suppose. I'm sure I'm guilty of analyzing too much. No, my mind wasn't made up on what I was going to do before posting (if that's what you're thinking).

Ann Swer
It did sound that way :) My opinion on this: sm
Fri Sep 16, 2005 18:40

It really doesn't make much difference in this case either way. Your change didn't change any content, though I do think it was unnecessary.

Have a great evening!

gets very tired!
Thanks, you too! Need to stop overanalyzing. My brain (nm)
Fri Sep 16, 2005 18:53

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