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 16:06:07 -0400

Sounds like a plan.


(My proof, btw, would be source files.)

Cheers and grins,


Sean Brierley
Software Documentation Specialist
Haestad Methods
203-805-0572 (voice)
203-597-1488 (fax)

-----Original Message-----
From: Doc [mailto:dlettvin -at- attbi -dot- com]

Another benefit is that you can use it to verify a claim of

For example: A suspicious old b*st*rd like me, having been presented
with the world's greatest manual as part of your portfolio, might be
inclined to view with suspicion your claim to be its author. If you
can point out the signature it would help to substantiate your
statement.(I am, having been dazzled by your verbal pyrotechnics,
already persuaded that you have written such a manual.) ;->

>Indeed, top spots would go to
>people far higher up the food chain than any technical writer, and, in
>turn, those folks would try harder to micromanage their project.
>titles, like "Editor in Chief," and "Senior Copyeditor" would be
>out as honorary titles and those in the trenches would feel more
>slighted than had their names not appeared at all.

Three little words Sean, "need-to-know." So far as I'm concerned, no
one needs to know but you and those you *choose* to share it with.
>And, before you say it ain't so, Joe, buy me a beer at a conference and
>I'll explain it to yah.

I'll buy you a beer for the sheer joy of spending the time pounding on
the table and talking loudly.

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