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Subject:RE: More on Validating documentation From:"Kim Schaefer" <kimberly -dot- schaefer -at- contemptech -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Mon, 25 Mar 2002 11:55:11 -0500
I started a new job mid-January. This is the first job where documentation
is totally removed from the development process. I was invited to just one
meeting, and that was so I could take notes (which were very helpful to me).
My questions to the SMEs largely go unanswered, are avoided, frowned upon,
and are regarded as intrusions on their workday.
I am the sole technical writer, my manager knows nothing about what I do,
and has no suggestions on how to improve the process.
In previous jobs, I never felt that I wasn't respected by my co-workers -
here I feel like I'm a major pain in the butt.
I am trying to at least get a draft out without bothering them - if the GUI
were a bit more intuitive, it would be an easier task.
I shudder to think what input I will receive IF I get the developers to
review my docs.
Oh well...upward and onward!
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