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Subject:RE: HUMOR: I Need Help From:Shari Gray <sharigray -at- yahoo -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Mon, 19 Feb 2001 11:16:47 -0800 (PST)
I agree with the person who said that some people
might not be looking for someone to do their work but
a nudge in the right direction. That happened to me
when I was first a tech writer. Someone asked me to do
a flow chart and I didn't even know what one was! It
took some researching on my part but I figured it out
(I wasn't on the list at the time, and truthfully, I
probably wouldn't have asked here unless I had
exhausted all other possibilites). I use this list for
the same purpose in a way. If I'm researching
something, this is a place to start to get a little
more focused in my research.
I'm a confessed format junkie. If I'm at someone's
desk, I'll often ask if I can thumb through some of
their books. I often look at help on Web sites to see
how they structured information.
--- Michele Marques <marquesm -at- autros -dot- com> wrote:
> We do have a wealth of samples; every manual,
> on-line help, whitepaper, etc.
> that you get with your current software or find
> on-line is a sample of
> technical documentation.
> While you might not have the template to see which
> exact fonts were used or
> how to set up paragraph styles to create the same
> results, you can see the
> visual appearance of the styles, see what topics are
> covered, see what
> phrasing is used, etc.
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