RE: Author Credit

Subject: RE: Author Credit
From: "Jane Carnall" <jane -dot- carnall -at- digitalbridges -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 15:26:20 +0100


Joy Owne asks:
<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.>

I've only ever had my name on the credits of internal docs. Never on
external docs. (Not always on internal docs, either, of course.) If the
engineer wants it, why not set it up so that people who worked on an
internal doc are listed somewhere in the doc itself? It's not like an
external doc where you want the users to contact a fixed e-mail address (at
least, we always do) rather than some individual employee who may have moved
on/died/reached a higher plane of being. Inside the company, it might be
useful to know at some point that so-and-so provided the technical
information and so-and-so supplied the diagrams, etc.

Jane Carnall
"If I may beg your pardon, my dear lady, I happened to catch your eye from
across the room and I was entranced by the beauty therein, the pure and
unveiled light of honesty flashing bravely at me, the sweet coyness couched
in the depths of your green iris like a dolphin in the sea, the smooth
marble of your soul in my hand which drew me hither to you," said the dark
stranger, returning the glass orb to his hostess, who gratefully popped it
back in place with a soft sucking sound. -Nicole Dixon, Bulwer-Lytton
contest winner 2002
Apologies for the even longer additional sig: it is added automatically and
outwith my control on a dark and stormy night. Home: hj -dot- carnall -at- virgin -dot- net


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