Subject: TECHWR-L Poll
From: Ruth Lundquist <RLundquist -at- prosarcorp -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2002 12:12:26 -0600

Did I ever tell you about the time we hired an intern to help proof/copy
edit our software manuals? He did a good job catching typos, style
inconsistencies and the like.

A few months later our manager is free-lancing at another company helping to
set up their tech writing department. She needed to hire writers. Get's a
resume from said intern who has "beefed up" his resume a little. Apparently
he thought he didn't merely copy edit the manuals, he wrote them! Wow. All
by himself. Start to finish. For a complex client-server business
application with multiple modules (think mini-SAP). And in only 3 months.
Amazing. The guy was gifted.

The delicious part of this story is he obviously had no idea who he was
trying to foist his lie upon. You just never know who might read your


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