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Model of writer types

This covers writer attributes that are relevant to the writing task, to the unproofed text that is produced and the errors that are likely to be in it (where errors are defined as the difference between the unproofed text and the target proofed text). Revelant characteristics include:

We cannot assume that the writer has exactly the goals of the end-user (or reviser) in terms of the target proofed text. For example, a text originating with an American writer intended for a USA audience might be revised with British English as a target. Thus, the definition of relevant idiosyncratic intentional error sources is dependent on what the actual proofed text target is; there may be many other idiosyncratic error sources that are not relevant to the actual task target.