Kudos to Us

Subject: Kudos to Us
From: "Teri A. Ward" <taw0200 -at- eeidf002 -dot- ca -dot- boeing -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2001 17:04:32 -0800 (PST)

For all of us Techwhirlers, I'm forwarding
an e-mail I received on another writing
list. We often whine about how we get no
respect, so here's a little unsolicited
horn-tootin' for us from a poster on another
list who shall remain anonymous. Let's douse
the flames and end Tuesday on a positive
note.

Tammie Ward
Tech Writer/Web Designer
Seattle

________________ Forwarded Message _____________

"I wrote one computer manual, working with an
experienced technical writer (my background is
editorial, marcomm writing). I thought, how
hard could this be -- explain the steps in clear
English. Boy, was I wrong! Once we actually learned
how the software worked, we had to figure out each
and every possible step a user could take and how to
explain them without someone sitting over their
shoulder walking through it.

Even though I wouldn't write another one, I developed
enormous respect for those who do."

_________________ End Forwarded Message ____________


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