Re: Where do we belong??

Subject: Re: Where do we belong??
From: "Chuck Martin" <twriter -at- sonic -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2001 12:50:26 -0700

"Ramaa Venugopalan" <ramaa_17 -at- rediffmail -dot- com> wrote in message
news:108665 -at- techwr-l -dot- -dot- -dot-
> Can someone tell me, where the Technical Writing Team would fit in a
Software Product Company? In the Product Engineering Team or the Product
Marketing Team
> Would highly value your opinion, especially if it is based on the
structure in the company you work for.

Technical communication is an engineering discipline.

Well-formed product development teams include technical communicators (and
QA) as a de facto part of all communication and decision making.

"I don't entirely understand it but it is true: Highly skilled
carpenters don't get insulted when told they are not architects,
but highly skilled programmers do get insulted when told
they are not UI designers."
- anonymous programmer quoted in "GUI Bloopers"

Chuck Martin
User Assistance & Experience Engineer
twriter "at" sonic "dot" net


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