RE: reviewing: the saga continues

Subject: RE: reviewing: the saga continues
From: KMcLauchlan -at- chrysalis-its -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 13:24:12 -0500



Maybe now would be a good time to cobble up a bit
of boilerplate that you could insert in front of
documents that DO pass through your clutches, on
the way out the door.

"This document written or edited by XYZ Corporation
Technical Publications Department, May 2001"

or similar...

Docs that haven't got your blessing aren't allowed
to carry it.

The first time somebody tries to slip one through,
and you storm down to the production warehouse
and black out a few hundred bogus claims with a
big felt-tip marker... or do the same with the
films just before the run goes to press... will be
the last time they try to pull a fast one.

Never mind. Just dreeeeamin' out loud. :-)

/kevin

> -----Original Message-----
> --- "Carnall, Jane" <Jane -dot- Carnall -at- compaq -dot- com> wrote:
[snip]
> >
> > I feel this document ought to be revised/reviewed, but I
> feel proposing this
> > is certain to get flack - from the developer, who thinks he's done a
> > satisfactory job, from the project manager, who will point
> out that time is
> > pressing, from my departmental manager, who will just say
> "draw a line under
> > it". (And from my non-work self, who has a lot to do this
> week and doesn't
> > especially want to stay here till 9pm fixing this
> document.) I'm just tired
> > of the whole thing, yet this document makes my teeth itch.
> >
> > The problem is that the document is very technical. If I
> could get the
> > developer's time for an hour to go through it and check
> exactly what he
> > meant to write, then revise it, then have him review the
> changed sections,
> > it would be greatly improved. (Even, I add with clenched
> teeth, if he
> > *didn't* review the changed sections.)
> >
> > Hand it over with the errors corrected.
> > Hand it over with sections flagged for revision.
> > Third option...?

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