RE: Practice makes Perfect

Subject: RE: Practice makes Perfect
From: "Jane Carnall" <jane -dot- carnall -at- digitalbridges -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 18:26:48 +0100

Wally wrote: >>One of the best compliments I ever got as a TW
came from a sr. network engineer after I figured out how to take 5-6
pages of complex 'engineer speak' and reduce it to one page with a
diagram. He said something like, "We (about 4 of them) spent 2-3 weeks
writing that, and I never would have believed anyone could reduce it to
one page AND make it much clearer." <<

What a great compliment! But I think you're missing the point. I bet the
engineers had a lot of practice writing "engineer speak", too. Practice
didn't make them perfect... it just made them practiced. That's why my
answer to the "Most Impt. Skill to Learn" quiz was "How to write".

Jane Carnall
Technical Writer, Digital Bridges, Scotland
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