Re; Validating documentation

Subject: Re; Validating documentation
From: tecwright -at- netscape -dot- net
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 23 Mar 2002 19:02:38 -0500

Andrew Plato wrote:

>Here we go again....when docs are bad its always somebody else's fault. >I don't buy that.

Another day, another rant.

>Since technical writers are supposed to own their documents and be >responsible for the content, any error in the document would therefore >be something for the writer to correct. It is not the engineers or QA's >fault that a technical writer placed the wrong (misleading, incomplete, >etc.) content into a document.

Omniscence is not one of the qualities of a technical writer. There are dependencies in this field, and if you think SMEs are "merely resources", you are part of the problem.


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