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>> how many hours. Each writer is expected to do actual writing
>> 70 percent of the time. Hours are tracked by a web-based sheet that
>> shows movement of the document from writer to reviewers to
>> to release.
>How do you address spending a few days on such non-writing functions
>as applying Map ID#s to 600 help topics, capturing and cropping 300
>screen shots for a new application or defining 1500 hotspots?
Perhaps that's part of the 'actual writing' rather than the 30% of the time
spent filling in time sheets, going to meetings, doing project mgmt stuff,
schmoozing in the hall, and stuff like that.