RE: Author Credit

Subject: RE: Author Credit
From: "Sean Brierley" <sbri -at- haestad -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 10:21:13 -0400


Defer to the corporate policy.

The fact is, for most technical writers who are employer full-time, the
documents are owned by the company and not by the technical writer, and
it is immaterial who wrote the doc.

In fact, personally--your thoughts might differ--I see it as a sign of
immaturity that such a person would need their name on such documents.
Maybe I am off-base?

Cheers,

Sean

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Sean Brierley
Software Documentation Specialist
Haestad Methods
http://www.haestad.com
203-805-0572 (voice)
203-597-1488 (fax)



-----Original Message-----
From: Joy_Owen -at- Dell -dot- com [mailto:Joy_Owen -at- Dell -dot- com]

Maybe you can point me to the right direction? I've been in the biz
about
20 years now and have never seen writer credit on any of the documents
I've
published. I'm thinking there's a standard on this somewhere - I'm
looking
for it.

The only time I've had my name on a book was when the sign-off page was
stapled to the front at one of my old (government) jobs.

I'm asking because an engineer on my team wants me to put his name down
to
credit him for docs that he's worked on. These are all internal IT
documents.

Anyone have any info on this?

Thanking you in advance.


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