RE: Acronyms

Subject: RE: Acronyms
From: Jim Shaeffer <jims -at- spsi -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 11:48:59 -0500

Christie Carew asked:

Why do we need an acronym for expert [SME]? And the acronym
is one that only other tech writers usually understand. Why make it more

SME stands for Subject Matter Expert to distinguish them from us, who are
the Technical Writing Experts.
I first encountered SME on a training project where some Experts were
experts in educational theories and methods while other Experts (SMEs) were
experts in the Subject Matter being taught (and heaven help you if you got
them confused with one another).

Jim Shaeffer (jims -at- spsi -dot- com)


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