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Subject:Re: multiple TWs for a project From:"Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- worldnet -dot- att -dot- net> To:"Anthony Markatos" <tonymar -at- hotmail -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Wed, 9 Feb 2000 22:56:13 -0500
From: Anthony Markatos <tonymar -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wednesday, February 09, 2000 9:17 PM
Subject: Re: multiple TWs for a project
>Gil Yaker asks:
>What's it like working on a team of tech writers? Lets say 1, A small team
>of 3-5 and 2, a larger team like the type that would work on a highly
>Tony Markatos responds:
>It depends on how well the project is managed (planned). If the project
>properly partitioned - "chunked" in TW terminology, then things will go
>pretty smoothly. (Note: the chunks become the work breakdown structure.)
>In properly chunked projects, all procedure to accomplish a given task will
>be together. (The end-user will not have to jump around between different
>sections of the documentation to accomplish the task.)
>In writing a properly chunked document, the TWs will not have to do a lot
>coordinating between themselves. It is in coordinating the different
>that major disagreements occur.
>(tonymar -at- hotmail -dot- com)
I didn't know there were two meanings of "chunking" in technical writing.
I've only known the meaning of chunking as breaking apart information into
small bits, both visually and logically.