Re: multiple TWs for a project

Subject: Re: multiple TWs for a project
From: Damien Braniff <dbraniff -at- iss-dsp -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 08:20:07 +0000

> Gil,

I've worked both as a lone TW and as part of a team (18 was the biggest!). For a
team situation to work you will (generally!) find that you need a fairly well
defined standar/style guide. This will hopefully remove any really obvious
discrepancies in structure etc. You will also need a good editor whose job it is to
iron out any other inconsistencies re phrasing etc. That,I feel, is the minimum you
need. It also helps that there is give and take in the team and that each recognises
that there may be a better way of saying something.

I remember when I first started and my mentor then gave me one of her docs to check
she said that the hardest thing to do in editing was to fight the urge to change
something because that's not how I would have said it rather than because it was
badly written, didn't make sense etc. Something | still remember but it's not easy!


Damien Braniff
Technical Author
Integrated Silicon Systems Ltd. Tel: +44 28 90 50 4000
50 Malone Road Fax: +44 28 90 50 4001
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