RE: Writing test

Subject: RE: Writing test
From: Chuck Martin <CMartin -at- SERENA -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2000 10:09:39 -0700

Maybe you could contact Cooper Interaction Design ( and see
if you could use their horrid sample.

"I don't entirely understand it but it is true: Highly skilled carpenters
don't get insulted when told they are not architects, but highly skilled
programmers do get insulted when they are told they are not UI designers."
- anonymous programmer quoted in "GUI Bloopers"
by Jeff Johnson

Chuck Martin, Sr. Technical Writer
cmartin -at- serena -dot- com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Strausfeld [mailto:david -dot- strausfeld -at- emotion -dot- com]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2000 11:48 AM
> Subject: Writing test

> We're recruiting some new technical writers and I wanted to
> give a short
> writing test to each applicant. I was hoping to find a
> really bad piece of
> technical writing on the web and ask them to edit it. A
> multiple choice
> test of some kind might be okay too. Believe or not, I can't
> find what I'm
> looking for despite spending like an hour on the web.
> Anybody have any
> suggestions?

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