RE: New TECHWR-L Poll Question

Subject: RE: New TECHWR-L Poll Question
From: Iggy <iggy_1996dp -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 16:23:01 -0700 (PDT)

> > Doc processes are for the most part pretty similar
> > from place to place, and if they aren't
> documented,
> > they are verbally explained.
> >
> Ah, but are they? I've never been anywhere that the
> process was documented, and
> come to think of it, it's very seldom been overtly
> explained. (It's a wonderful
> thing to ask what the next step is and get a blank
> stare.) In two cases I was
> simply expected to know, and slammed for not doing
> the right thing the first
> time. I hate when that happens.
> I'm good, but I'm not magic.

Aren't we all magic? Beacons of light in an otherwise
unintelligible void? Or have I been hanging out in
college coffee shops too long?

Do process is fairly similar. You write, you review,
you revise, you publish. Some omit steps, some add
steps but eventually you go from write to publish.

As for getting blank stares, who were they from? Other
writers? The doc lead/manager? Or from non-writers in
the company? Anyone related to do c work should know
what's next, even if it's "go on to the next project".
If not, you have a bigger problem on your hands than
finding out what's next.

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