RE: Imperatives or not?

Subject: RE: Imperatives or not?
From: Christi Carew <ccarew -at- rangestar -dot- com>
To: 'Tom Murrell' <trmurrell -at- yahoo -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2000 07:57:11 -0700

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom Murrell [mailto:trmurrell -at- yahoo -dot- com]
> Subject: Re: Imperatives or not?

> Regardless of whether or not I would do it the way you are
> suggesting, Sierra,
> I would say to your engineer: "Me writer. Me make grammar choices. You
> engineer. You review for TECHNICAL accuracy and completeness only."

So if engineers find typos, they shouldn't mention them? If they think a
sentence might be confusing, they shouldn't mention it? If they think this
section should come before that one, they shouldn't mention it?
I don't think so. I treat my docs as (at least somewhat) more collaborative.
Just as I would mention something about the program or hardware that I
thought could use improvement, I would also hope that the engineers could do
the same for me. Not that I'll necessarily follow their advice, but I
wouldn't discourage it based on their job title.

Christi Carew
RangeStar Wireless
www.rangestar.com

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