Re: Now lone techwriter, startup

Subject: Re: Now lone techwriter, startup
From: Steven Brown <stevenabrown -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 07:36:53 -0800 (PST)

I'm also the lone writer for a small start-up (if a
four year-old company can still be deemed a start-up).

Others have already alluded to this, but I encourage
you to seek clear direction from your supervisor with
regard to your priorities. It's better to proceed with
their full support than to go down the wrong path. If
you're going to contribute to cross-functional teams,
make sure that each team leader "buys in" to your
involvement and contributions.

When I began my job a year ago, I mistakenly assumed
that my responsibilities would span many areas of the
company. For various reasons, however, I've had to
scale back my scope to just application documentation.
The customer service, app support, and developement
departments will have to do without my gifted
contributions until we can increase our staff.

Steven Brown
Senior Technical Writer

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