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Model of unproofed text

The nature of the unproofed text depends on the writer's characteristics and those of the task the writer is engaged in. In theory, a model of unproofed text would be a detailed description of the language the writer produces, both `correct' and `incorrect' parts without distinction. In practice, for the detailed matter we substitute the derived taxonomy of errors, which together with the proofed text taxonomy should generate the unproofed text taxonomy: bear in mind that a model is just something that behaves in the same way as the thing modelled, under certain circumstances. The more general characteristics of the unproofed text are :