RE: English Majors and Ex-Military

Subject: RE: English Majors and Ex-Military
From: "McDonald, Guy A." <Guy -dot- A -dot- McDonald -at- usa -dot- conoco -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2001 16:24:30 -0500

Controlled Work Packages, Nuclear QA manuals, Reactor Plant Manuals, DOD,

Aaaaaack-aaaaaaaack, don'tcha come back!

Give me something simple - like computer software documentation. Plus, the
pay is better.

Guy A. McDonald
Information Development Manager
Technical Information Architects, Inc.
7880 San Felipe Suite #200
Houston, Texas 77063
<mailto:Guy -dot- A -dot- McDonald -at- usa -dot- conoco -dot- com>
<mailto:gmcdonald -at- tiainfo -dot- com>
Direct 281.293.6422
TIA office 713.975.0081
Fax 281.293.5530

-----Original Message-----
From: Rich, Charles [mailto:crich -at- FSC -dot- Follett -dot- com]
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2001 2:54 PM
Subject: RE: English Majors and Ex-Military

>As for the comment made about writing samples... yeah, standard government
>docs sit in the top of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down.
>At one time government standards dictated the style (flashbacks to AR 25-9
>and DoD-7935.A) and no... they weren't pretty. Most of my writing ended up
>locked in a vault... difficult to produce samples when working in a
>classified environment.

AR 25-9, DoD-7935.A, MARCS, whoa flashback. I haven't thought about military
documentation standards, security, and filing regs for about ten years.
Mommy, my head hurts.

Charles T. Rich
Technical Writer
Product Development
Follett Software Company


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