RE: Mentoring feature on the TECHWR-L site: You got it! (was: Re: Mentoring)

Subject: RE: Mentoring feature on the TECHWR-L site: You got it! (was: Re: Mentoring)
From: Janet Gay <JGay -at- peinc -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 12:01:35 -0800

Ditto to Elna's request. My company has a couple of senior writers that
would be willing to assist new writers, but we would like to know a little
more about how we can best help you. Do you want to talk about specific
tools? Are you interested in getting started as a contractor? Are you
learning how to prioritize and juggle multiple projects? Looking for tips on
interviewing SMEs? Are you trying to get MOUS or ACE certified? All of the
above (or none)? Let us know what you need.

Janet L. Gay
Documentation Manager
Plant Equipment, Inc.
jgay -at- peinc -dot- com

-----Original Message-----
From: Elna Tymes [mailto:etymes -at- lts -dot- com]
Sent: Friday, March 17, 2000 7:49 AM
To: TECHWR-L
Subject: Re: Mentoring feature on the TECHWR-L site: You got it!
(was: Re: Mentoring)

Deborah Ray wrote:

> Check out http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/mentoring/.
> ... So, what we've come up with is a system where
> people wanting a mentor can provide information about
> themselves, and interested mentors can contact them if
> they think the match would be promising.

Wow! I'm impressed by the responses already! However if you are one of the
respondents, it would help those of us willing to BE mentors if you were a
little
more specific in the kinds of things you want help with. The 'I'm looking
for
someone where I can sit at his/her knee and listen to wisdom gushing forth'
kind
of request doesn't help me make a decision about what I can offer this
person.
Granted, in this fast-paced world, the technical questions of today are
kinda
ho-hum tomorrow. But those of us who are - ahem - rather senior in this
business
would probably appreciate some idea of what the person feels his/her
strengths
and weaknesses are, and to some extent the kinds of things we as mentors can
provide (besides general-purpose encouragement).

Elna Tymes
Los Trancos Systems


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