Re: Managing Engineers

Subject: Re: Managing Engineers
From: "David M. Brown" <dmbrown -at- brown-inc -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2000 18:19:37 -0800

Andrew Plato wrote:
> If you are unwilling to talk tech with engineers, do not be surprised
> if they are unwilling to talk doc with you.

I gotta go with Andrew on this one. The most successful writers I've
worked with have come from strong technical backgrounds or at least been
"of a technical mind."

Forced to choose between extremes, I'd still rather help a good writer
become more technical than teach a technical expert grammar. But the
good writer definitely needs to learn as much as possible about the
subject matter; otherwise, he or she is just a data-entry and paste-up


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