RE: Re(4): Slow Tech Writers

Subject: RE: Re(4): Slow Tech Writers
From: "Jane Carnall" <jane -dot- carnall -at- digitalbridges -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 18:56:31 +0100

Actually, it boils down to this:

Can the writer create acceptable documentation within the deadline?

A writer who works too slowly to reach the deadline, or who works too
quickly to produce acceptable documentation, are neither of them technical
writers to an acceptable standard.

Deadlines matter. Quality matters. Judgement matters. It's not "slow" or
"fast": it's can you meet the deadline, can you produce documentation of an
acceptable quality, and do you have the judgement to know what matters most
for each section of the documentation at each point in the project?

Jane Carnall
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ago. If the issue is between our and their illusions, we will never resolve
the conflict."
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