RE: Re(2): Slow Tech Writers

Subject: RE: Re(2): Slow Tech Writers
From: "Dave Murray" <davemurray -at- attbi -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2002 20:34:06 -0400

Good point, Jan. I agree.

>Also note that "slow" and "methodical" aren't synonymous. Fast writers
>can work methodically and slow ones can be all over the place. The
>projects you describe really call for methodical writing, not slow
>writing (with 'methodical' having priority over 'fast' whenever there is
>a conflict).

I tend to be a fast writer myself, but I also strive for accuracy. In one
of my previous careers, I sold auto parts. That was a job that required
speed and accuracy. During the busy periods, I would hang up the phone
after finishing with one customer, and it would start ringing immediately.
The pace could get hectic, but I literally could not afford to make
mistakes. An incorrect digit entered in a parts order often meant the
difference between a $3 bag of screws and a $1500 engine block (and a very
unhappy customer). :O

Dave Murray

mailto:davemurray -at- attbi -dot- com

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