RE: Author Credit

Subject: RE: Author Credit
From: Matthew Horn <mhorn -at- macromedia -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 10:37:35 -0400


In our latest doc set we included the following on the trademark/copyright page:

Project Management: <name>
Writing: <name [...]>
Editing: <name>

It was the first time that we did this and I didn't care either way.

However.... there are 6 books in our doc set and I can never remember who wrote what (we had 5 writers on the project). So if someone has feedback about a particular book, having the writer's names in there makes it easy to track down who to talk to.

Matthew Horn
Sr. Technical Writer
< m a c r o m e d i a >


-----Original Message-----
From: Joy_Owen -at- Dell -dot- com [mailto:Joy_Owen -at- Dell -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2002 4:17 AM
To: TECHWR-L
Subject: Author Credit



All,

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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