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>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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