RE: Acronyms

Subject: RE: Acronyms
From: "Roy Jacobsen" <roy -dot- jacobsen -at- greatplains -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 12:46:45 -0600

I think the point is why do we find it necessary to make the distinction
between a plain expert and a subject-matter expert? Can't we assume that
the expertise of the expert we're working with is in the appropriate
subject? If I'm working on a document on calibrating potrzebies, I'm
going to work with an expert potrzebie calibrator, not an expert
veeblefetzer designer.

When you boil it down, every expert is a subject-matter expert.

Roy M. Jacobsen
Senior Editor
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Fargo, ND 58103

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>SME stands for Subject Matter Expert to distinguish them from us, who
>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)
>experts in the Subject Matter being taught (and heaven help you if you
>them confused with one another).


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