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Do it! In the beginning, you may feel like a note taker in meetings, but
that is not all bad. You get lots of excuses to go talk to developers for
clarification and build relationships with them. You learn about technology
and you add tremendous value to the specs and other engineering documents.
It does not require an engineering degree to do this, but it does require
that you want to learn and that developers are patient with you as you
I have always argued that tech writers ought to write the specs, based on
meeting notes, interviews, email exchanges, and so on. Everyone gets better
specs as a result.
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