[Diversity] early mentoring for /any/ draft (was - Re: [Mentoring-coordinators] Participation in active IETF work)

Dave Crocker <dhc@dcrocker.net> Tue, 19 April 2016 16:38 UTC

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On 4/19/2016 9:35 AM, nalini.elkins@insidethestack.com wrote:
> think you are right on all counts.  I have seen some very horrible prose
> from native English speakers.
>
> But, the mentoring program is not just for non-native English speakers.
>   It is for all IETFers.


Nalini,

There is an appealingly subversive possibility in this:  Getting 
"outside" people to review work much earlier in its lifecycle.  We have 
long lamented the fact that we do reviews late in the cycle, after a 
great deal of energy has been expended and people have become 
entrenched.  Getting others to review the work early it its development 
could do considerably more than improve its writing...

d/


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   Dave Crocker
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