Re:Author Credit

Subject: Re:Author Credit
From: "Damien Braniff" <DBraniff -at- amphion -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 15:45:15 +0100

I've never seen the writer credited in external documents but it's not
that uncommon for internal documents - as somebody said, it makes it
easier if there are any questions. What I have seen done (and do myself
here) is to include a Change History table at the front of the document
which lists

Author; date; issue; original release; comments
Author; date; issue; changes; comments

For internal docs these are clearly visible. For external docs these are
formatted as hidden/white text so that it's not visible. So if there
are comments on User Guide X, v1.2, we can go and check who produced
v1.2 etc.

Damien Braniff
Technical Writer
Amphion Semiconductor Ltd.
50/51 Malone Road
BT9 5BS Belfast, Antrim
Northern Ireland

Tel: 028 9050 4000
Fax: 028 9050 4001
E-mail: dbraniff -at- amphion -dot- com

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